The Common Core K-12 standards have gone from "inevitable" to "poisonous." Drilling Through The Core adds to the woes of Common Core's supporters by bringing together academic critiques from over a dozen scholars who provide an independent, comprehensive book-length treatment of this national standards initiative. The book arrives at a moment when popular support for the Common Core is declining.
"The impact of the 5 years of research in this book illustrates the power of ideas in public debates," said Jim Stergios, executive director of Pioneer Institute and author of the book's preface. "The key chapters highlight Common Core's inferior academic quality and illegal federal government overreach. Its unfunded mandates impose prohibitive costs on states and localities, even as the money is spent driving an agenda that aims for mediocrity."
This book addresses questions often asked by three main stakeholders:
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