Homeschooling: The Ultimate School Choice

Pioneer Institute released a new education policy study entitled “Homeschooling: The Ultimate School Choice” authored by William Heuer and William Donovan.

Caffeinated Thoughts Radio 12-19-15 (Guest: Anders Lewis)

Brian Myers and Shane Vander Hart discuss the CNN GOP Debate. Plus Anders Lewis, co-author of Advanced Civics for History Teachers, calls in.

Study: Students Should Pass U.S. History Assessment Before Graduation

Pioneer Institute Study: States should mandate passage of a U.S. history assessment with a strong focus on the founding documents as a H.S. grad requirement.

Study: Common Core Violates Law, Unlikely to Improve Academic Achievement

A new Pioneer Institute research paper finds that the Common Core Standards that violate three federal laws are unlikely to improve student achievement.

Caffeinated Thoughts Radio 6-20-15

Shane Vander Hart and Brian Myers discuss the Common Core State Standards and military connected children with Bruce Wykes from the Pioneer Institute.

Where is Caffeinated Thoughts Radio?

Shane Vander Hart gives an update why he and Brian have not had a new show on The Truth Network 99.3 FM the last three weeks.

The Successes and Challenges of Educating Military-Connected Children

Study finds college and career readiness focus of Common Core a disconnect with students from Military Families since majority are under seven years old.

Study Finds Common Core Math Will Reduce Enrollment in High-Level H.S. Math Courses

Richard P. Phelps and R. James Milgram, authors of a study find that higher education was scarcely involved with creating the Common core Math Standards.

New Study: Common Core ELA Standards Harms U.S. History Instruction

A new Pioneer Institute study finds Common Core will further damage history instruction by including U.S. History in its English language arts standards.

Bobby Jindal Sues U.S. Dept. of Education Over Common Core

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Dept. of Education for pushing the Common Core State Standards and assessments on states.

Bobby Jindal Orders Louisiana Out of Common Core

Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA) said he wants Louisiana out of the Common Core State Standards Initiative and its contract with their assessment consortium PARCC.

Study Finds that New Technology, Relaxation of Protections Threaten Student Privacy

PIoneer Institute published “Cogs in the Machine: Big Data, Common Core, and National Testing” written by Emmett McGroarty, Joy Pullmann and Jane Robbins.

Grassroots Groups Push NGA Chair Mary Fallin to End Common Core

Several grassroots groups are urging Gov. Mary Fallin (R-OK), Chair of the National Governors Association, to end the Common Core State Standards Initiative

Study Finds Poetry Slighted in Common Core English Standards

A Pioneer Institute study points out that while April is National Poetry Month, but poetry is not well addressed in Common Core’s ELA standards.

Study Finds Common Core State Standards Not Properly Validated

Some Common Core Validation Committee members refused to attest that the standards are comparable to those in the world’s highest-performing countries.

Common Core Math Standards Won’t Prepare Students for STEM

Pioneer Institute paper states that the Common Core State Standards won’t prepare high school graduates to pursue four-year degrees in STEM fields.