Authoritative Books/Papers on Common Core

Authoritative Books/Papers on Common Core

Common Ground on Common Core: Voices from across the Political Spectrum Expose the Realities of the CCSS

Edited by Kirsten Lombard, Resounding Books, Madison, WI, 2015

Drilling through the Core: Why Common Core is Bad for American Education, Peter Wood, Ed., Pioneer Inst., 2015

The Long War and Common Core, Donna H. Hearne, Freedom Basics Press, St, Louis, Mo. 2015

The Story-Killers, Terrence O. Moore, PhD., 2013

“Common Does Not Equal Excellent”, Erin Tuttle, J.R. Wilson, American Principles Project, Jan. 2016

The Education Invasion: How Common Core Fights Parents, Joy Pullman, Encounter Books, Apr 2017



Pioneer Institute White Papers on Common Core

The Revenge of K-12: How Common Core and the New SAT Lower College

Standards – “likely to hurt low-income students the most”

By Richard R. Phelps and R. James Milgram                                                     Sept. 2014


Imperiling the Republic: the Fate of U.S. History Instruction under Common Core

by Ralph Ketcham, Anders Lewis, Sandra Stotsky                                           August 2014


Cogs in the Machine: Big Data, Common Core and National Testing

by Emmett McGroarty, Joy Pullman and Jane Robbins                                  May 2014


The Dying of the Light: How Common Core Damages Poetry Instruction

by Anthony Esolen, Jamie Highfill and Sandra Stotsky                                   April 2014


Lowering the Bar: How Common Core Math Fails to Prepare High School

Students for STEM by R. James Milgram and Sandra Stotsky                      Sept. 2013


How Common Core’s ELA Standards Place College Readiness at Risk

by Mark Bauerlein and Sandra Stotsky                                                               Sept. 2012


Controlling Education from the Top: Why Common Core is Bad for America

by Emmett McGroarty and Jane Robbins                                                          May 2012


The Road to a National Curriculum: the Legal Aspects of CCSRace to the Top and

Conditional Waivers by Robert Eitel, Kent Talbert and Williamson Evers

Feb. 2012


National Standards Still Don’t Make the Grade

By Kathleen Madigan, Sandra Stotsky, Ze’ev Wurman                                    July 2010


The Emperor’s New Clothes: National Assessment Based on Weak “College and Career

Readiness Standards” by Sandra Stotsky and Ze’ev Wurman                       May 2010


Fair to Middling:  A National Standards Progress Report

by R. James Milgram and Sandra Stotsky                                                          March 2010


Why Race to the Middle? First Class State Standards Are Better than Third-Class  

National Standards    by Ze’ev Wurman and Sandra Stotsky                    Feb. 2010