K-12 Education

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Proposed Education Act Would Shortchange Students

Apr 13, 2015 by Sandra Stotsky |

Sandra Stotsky argues that the new version of No Child Left Behind will leave low-income students behind because it lacks an important requirement for teachers' competence in their subjects.

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Push-Back on APUSH

Jan 12, 2015 by Robert L. Paquette |

Robert L. Paquette describes his encounter with AP history at the high school level.

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Better Alternatives to the Common Core Are Out There

Jan 02, 2015 by NAS |

Sandra Stotsky responds to the claim that the Common Core is impossible to replace.

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Why Conservatives are Up in Arms About the College Board’s AP History Course

Aug 27, 2014 by Peter Wood |

"We are told that the course is the work of scholars whose only agenda was to create a good course. This doesn’t ring true."

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Pushing American History as a Long Tale of Oppression

Aug 22, 2014 by Peter Wood |

The new APUSH is leaving out important figures in U.S. History and focusing instead on a history of the United States as an oppressor. 

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Saving Civilization, K-5 Edition: An Address at Great Hearts Academy

Aug 05, 2014 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood addresses elementary school teachers on the grammar school as the "engine of civilization" at Great Hearts Academy in Phoeniz, Arizona.

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Indiana Teachers Union Opposing Sensible Reform

May 28, 2014 by Jason Fertig |

The Indiana State Teachers Association is opposing a proposal to grant teaching licenses to college graduates with good grades and work experience.

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Prager U: War on Boys

May 20, 2014 by Jason Fertig |

Many boys don't need Ritalin. They need recess. 

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Fault Lines: The Common Core in California

Apr 07, 2014 by Peter Wood |

In an exchange with a Common Core defender, Peter Wood investigates K-12 standards in California. 

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Common Complaints

Apr 04, 2014 by Peter Wood |

Dr. Wood replies to Sol Stern and discusses the ways in which the Common Core will harm students and lower standards.

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Debunking Common Core Myths

Mar 28, 2014 by Sandra Stotsky |

Common Core expert Sandra Stotsky offers facts about the Common Core to set the record straight. 

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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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Common Core Doesn’t Add Up to STEM Success

Jan 03, 2014 by Sandra Stotsky |

The Common Core State Standards won't prepare students for careers in science, technology, engineering, and math, writes NAS board member Sandra Stotsky 

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Catholic Scholars Take Stand Opposing the Common Core

Nov 01, 2013 by NAS |

A group of 132 Catholic professors have urged bishops in the United States to reject the Common Core K-12 State Standards for Catholic schools in their dioceses.

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