Common Core State Standards

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Debate Between Peter Wood and Sol Stern at St. Francis College: Monday, October 20

Oct 16, 2014 by NAS |

Peter Wood and Sol Stern will debate the Common Core at St. Francis College on Monday, October 20.

Common Core: Yea or Nay?

Oct 01, 2014 by NAS |

A new book by Peter Wood and Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow Sol Stern addresses the question—Common Core: Yea or Nay?

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?

Study Finds Poetry Slighted in Common Core English Standards

May 12, 2014 by Anthony Esolen, Jamie Highfill, Sandra Stotsky |

Significant overall reduction in time spent on classic literary texts will make it difficult to give poetry the prominence it deserves.

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. 

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.

Common Core Mathematics Standards

Mar 31, 2014 by Sandra Stotsky |

Professor William McCallum remarks on college readiness in Common Core’s mathematics standards at a meeting sponsored by the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America.

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. 

What the Common Core Will Do to Colleges

Mar 18, 2014 by Peter Wood |

The Common Core will not make an appreciable number of students more "college ready." Rather, it feeds the illusion that a college degree is a ticket to personal prosperity.

The SAT Upgrade Is a Big Mistake

Mar 12, 2014 by Peter Wood |

In an attempt to advance "social justice," the College Board has once again revised the SAT.

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? 

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 

Top-Down or Bottom-Up? Winter AQ Issue Examines Campus Progressivism’s Origins

Dec 30, 2013 by NAS |

The last issue in Academic Questions' 2013 volume considers the sources of progressive ideology on campus.

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.

Common Core State Standards:  Above and Beyond

Oct 10, 2013 by William H. Young |

William Young concludes his series on CCSS by emphasizing why K-12 education is in need of a complete overhaul.

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