Common Core State Standards

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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.

The Common Core: Better Than the Old Standards

Jul 01, 2013 by Peter Machera |

Peter Machera compares the Common Core State Standards to the "education standards of old."

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.

Spring 2013 Academic Questions Issue is Out

May 02, 2013 by Ashley Thorne |

The first issue of NAS's quarterly journal's 2013 volume focuses on the Common Core, civics education, racial preferences, and important new books in higher education.

The Common Core State Standards: Two Views

Apr 16, 2013 by Jane Robbins, Mark Bauerlein |

Jane Robbins describes the defects in the Common Core State Standards for English and math; Mark Bauerlein responds, seeing opportunity rather than disaster. 

Stotsky and Bauerlein on Common Core ELA Standards

Sep 24, 2012 by Crystal Plum |

Two scholars from the Pioneer Institute review the make-up and effectiveness of English, Language Arts Core Standards.

More Better Citizens: Obama’s Higher-Education Agenda, Part 4B of 8

Apr 02, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood looks at the ways "diversity," loan forgiveness for public service, the Common Core State Standards, and Obama's earlier involvment with the group Public Allies show the President's overall determination to use…

The Core Conundrum

Mar 02, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood takes note of the emerging battle over the legality of the Common Core curriculum.


Mar 21, 2011 by Will Fitzhugh |

Educational special interest agents can be effective only if they focus on the actual academic work of our students, argues Will Fitzhugh.

Common Core Standards Miss the Mark

Jun 21, 2010 by Sandra Stotsky |

Sandra Stotsky believes new standards for grades 6-12 English are too low and don't equip students to be "college- and career-ready.

Ratatat, Sissy, Bay State Boom: Obama Whacks K-12 Standards

Apr 05, 2010 by Peter Wood |

Critics say Race to the Top and the Common Core State Standards Initiative will make K-12 education worse.

The New K-12 Standards Debate

Mar 24, 2010 by Ashley Thorne, Peter Wood |

Under pressure, 48 states have proposed common standards for grades K-12. Some of them are having second thoughts. What do you think?

What’s Cooking

Sep 20, 2009 by Peter Wood |

Yale, Virgina Tech, East Georgia, Eastern Michigan, Latin American Historians, 21st Century Cluelessness, and've got it all.

Horse-Hair Justice

Sep 15, 2009 by Peter Wood |

Thoughts on "21st-Century Skills" and where education should begin.

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