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A Closer Read: Literature Is Still Alive and Well in the Classroom

Writing for the Daily Caller, Jamie Gass of the Pioneer Institute argues that prior to adopting the Common Core, “literature was central to the Bay State’s nation-leading English standards and tests. As a result, from 2005 to 2013, Massachusetts students outperformed their counterparts from every other state.” All that was “traded away” when the state...

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Hidden-Camera Videos Get Further Scrutiny for Misconstruing the Facts

Last week, conservative activist James O’Keefe released hidden-camera videos that allegedly reveal textbook publishers support Common Core State Standards only because of their profit-making potential. “It’s all about the money,” a Houghton Mifflin Harcourt manager says in the footage. “You don’t think that educational publishing companies are in it for the kids, do you?” In...

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States Have Taken Control of Their Education Standards. So Why Do Some Critics Still Insist Common Core Is the Work of the Federal Gov’t?

In an opinion piece published by the Daily Caller, Jane Robbins and Emmett McGroarty of the American Principles Project claim passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act will test whether state leaders will “fight on the behalf of citizenry, or whether they [will] spiral into disrepute.” Common Core State Standards, the authors argue, are “demonstrably...

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