Testimony to the Kansas House Standing Committee on Education
by James Stergios
Proponents represent Common Core as state-led, respectful of federal statutes and our federalist history, academically ambitious and aligned with parental choice.
Each of these assertions is, unfortunately, false. Pioneer has
produced the most analytic work on the Common Core in the country, with multiple peer reviewed published
reports on their relative quality, cost, and
legality. In doing this work we have taken no
funding from interested parties, and we have
commissioned the reports from the most highly
qualified scholars and experts in the country.
Allow me to share briefly why each of these
assertions by proponents is false: