Scholars Stand Against Common Core in New Book

National Association of Scholars

National Association of Scholars president Peter Wood edited and wrote the introduction for a new book, Drilling through the Core: Why Common Core Is Bad for America, released today. A broadcast will appear on C-SPAN later this week. 

The book addresses questions about the Common Core State Standards often asked by three main groups:

  • For parents, are the Common Core standards academically rigorous?
  • For states, how much will it cost to implement?
  • For Congress, are the Common Core standards and federally funded tests legal?

Drilling through the Core includes thoughtful contributors from experts on K-12 education such as NAS board member Sandra Stotsky, Ze’ev Wurman, R. James Milgram, Mark Bauerlein, and Anthony Esolen.

The Pioneer Institute published the book and is launching it today at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. 

National Association of Scholars president Peter Wood said, “Much has already been done at the grassroots level to push back against the Common Core. This book is a major work that gives scholarly authority to critiques of these standards.”  

Dr. Wood published another book opposing the Common Core, Common Core: Yea and Nay (2014, Encounter). He noted, however, that “There are NAS members who oppose the Common Core State Standards, and there are those who favor it. We welcome a robust exchange of perspectives and arguments. NAS maintains an open forum for debate as to the standards U.S. schools should use.”

 

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