Testimony to South Carolina Legislature by Jim Stergios of Pioneer Institute   Leave a comment

 The Pioneer Institute is one of very few respected think tanks that do not accept federal grants (bribes) to analyze the Common Core Initiative.  When South Carolina pulled out of the CCI recently, it was in part due to the testimony of experts and the Pioneer Institute.

Pioneer Institute listed five concerns about the Common Core national standards and assessments:

“Importantly, states that have adopted the national standards and assessments have done so without adequate deliberation and without state legislative input. The quality of the standards is mediocre at best. The costs are outrageous. The promotion of national standards and assessments by the federal government is, in fact, illegal. Finally, the implementation of national standards and assessments limits the state’s ability to innovate and address underperforming schools with urgency.”

The whole legislative testimony is here: http://pioneerinstitute.org/pdf/120216_Testimony_Stergios_SC.pdf

Posted April 9, 2012 by Christel Swasey in Uncategorized

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