Core Curriculum

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Video Coverage of Common Core Debate at St. Francis College

Dec 16, 2014 by NAS |

St. Francis College recently hosted a debate on the Common Core between NAS President Peter Wood and Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow Sol Stern. Video coverage of the full event is available for viewing.

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Video from Common Core Debate at St. Francis College

Oct 30, 2014 by NAS |

St. Francis College in Brooklyn hosted a debate between NAS President Peter Wood and Sol Stern of the Manhattan Institute.

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Building a Community?

Jul 21, 2014 by Anthony Esolen |

Anthony Esolen, Professor of English at Providence College and translator of classic works, discusses how a classical common core promotes intellectual life, communion, and wonder. 

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With Common Core, States Face Problem of Which Tests to Give to Students

Jul 02, 2014 by Sandra Stotsky |

Which tests should states give to their K-12 students?

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Rise Up, UNC Alumni

Feb 12, 2014 by George Leef |

Alumni should insist that the University of North Carolina do something about its weak general education requirements, writes alum Arch Allen.

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From Democritus to Disney: ACTA Charts Academic Devolution of Elite Colleges

Feb 06, 2014 by Marilee Turscak |

The ACTA's examination of America's top-ranked liberal arts colleges reveals a deemphasis on fundamental subjects. 

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Carving Out the Core: A Former Homeschooler’s Perspective on the CCSS

Jan 28, 2014 by Marilee Turscak |

How will the inclusion of Core material in standardized tests affect the nation's homeschool population? 

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Public Virtue in a Republic: The Starting Point for a Common Core

Jan 08, 2014 by George Seaver |

George Seaver writes that we must practice a common teaching of public virtue if we are to sustain our republic.

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Rotten to the Core?

Oct 31, 2013 by George Leef |

A Pope Center report finds UNC-Chapel Hill's general education curriculum stuffed with trendy, politicized courses.

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Measuring Core Requirements

Oct 23, 2013 by Ashley Thorne |

The more expensive a college is, the less likely it is to have a strong core curriculum, finds the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA). 

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Revise or Reject: The Common Core’s Serious Flaws

Jul 03, 2013 by Sandra Stotsky |

NAS board member Sandra Stotsky on why the Common Core State Standards should not be accepted without major changes.

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Common Core State Standards: An Overview

Jun 27, 2013 by William H. Young |

William Young begins a new series that examines the Common Core State Standards.

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Video: Sandra Stotsky Discusses the Common Core

Apr 16, 2013 by Crystal Plum |

The Pioneer Institute features Dr. Sandra Stotsky, working to reform Common Core Standards.

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A Voluntary Core Curriculum Grows at Emory

Jan 30, 2013 by George Leef |

Harvey Klehr writes for the Pope Center on Emory's Democracy and Citizenship program that helps students choose a broad, traditional education.

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Core Curricula off the Court

Mar 21, 2012 by Ashley Chandler |

In the midst of March madness, Ashley Chandler finds that six teams in the top 64 represent colleges and universities that provide core curricula.

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