ON-Lion Letter

For the first time in history, Americans face the prospect of a unified set of national standards for K-12 education.  While this goal sounds reasonable, and Common Core has been presented as a state-led effort, it is anything but.

Drilling through the Core:  Why Common Core is Bad for America, a new book from the Pioneer Institute in Boston, analyzes Common Core from the standpoint of its deleterious effects on curriculum-language arts, mathematics, history, and more -- as well as its questionable legality, its roots in the aggressive spending of a few wealthy donors, its often-underestimated costs, and the untold damage it will wreak on American higher education.

At a time when more and more people are questioning the wisdom of federally mandated, one-size-fits-all solutions, Drilling through the Core offers well-considered arguments for stopping Common Core in its tracks.

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee supports the Pioneer Institute's work on Common Core.  The book's introduction was written by Peter Wood, president of the National Association of Scholars, which is also supported by Bradley.

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