Former Arne Duncan staffer: ESSA mandates Common Core

By Truth in American Education on Thursday, December 31st, 2015 in Common Core 2 Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Peter Cunningham, the former assistant secretary for communications at the U.S. Department of Education, served under outgoing U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. He called U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander’s victory lap over the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act that reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act “misleading” in an article […]

Study: Common Core, tests violate federal laws, unlikely to improve academic achievement

By Pioneer Institute on Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 in Common Core No Comments

BOSTON – In the wake of the U.S. House and Senate’s passage of bills that would reauthorize the federal No Child Left Behind law, a new Pioneer Institute research paper finds that national English and mathematics standards, known as Common Core, violate three federal laws that prohibit the federal government from exercising any direction, supervision or control over […]