Or, what is the Common Core of government policy?
Topic: Pioneer Institute
Common Core vs. Classic Literature
Unfortunately, the former is winning, and students are suffering the loss.
No Special Ed for Massachusetts Private Schools
The Pioneer Institute claims that private school students are not getting the special education services that national civil rights laws entitle them to.
Bay State’s Common Core Blues
A new study from the Pioneer Institute in Boston shows that in Massachusetts, Common Core, like the world, is with us late and soon. Unfortunately, it’s got all the world’s drawbacks and none of its benefits.
Charter Schools Work in Massachusetts
The Pioneer Institute conducted a case study on Phoenix Academies, a successful charter school network in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Their focus is not on separating at-risk youth and children into grade levels, but tailoring…
Common Core Failure in Massachusetts
Common Core State Standards is a big failure, as Massachusetts is seeing right now.
The Cost of Common Core
It may not work terribly well but Common Core sure is expensive. “The treatment of textbooks as mountains of words is one of the signature elements of Common Core,” Peter Wood of the National Association…
Increasingly Uncommon Common Core
As more states learn what Common Core involves, fewer of them want anything to do with it. “The number of states participating in the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) Common…
Charter Schools in Blue States: It Works
More evidence indicates that school choice works, even in so-called blue states. The Boston-based Pioneer Institute undertook a study of charter schools in the bay state and found that “Case studies of five high-performing charter…