Co-hosted by the Pioneer Institute for Public Policy Research
For nearly five decades, Washington’s role in education has been growing at a tremendous pace, wresting educational authority away from states and local school districts. At the same time, educational achievement has remained flat. Now, the Obama Administration wants to double-down on this failed strategy and is pushing states to adopt national standards and tests to define and measure what every public school child in American should know.
An unprecedented federal overreach, the Common Core State Standards Initiative has been criticized for the quality of the content of standards, entanglement with federal incentives and a disregard for state educational authority. Join us as our special guests examine the problems and pitfalls that await if the push for national standards and tests is successful.
More About the Speakers
Opening Remarks by
Texas Commissioner of Education
Followed by a Panel Discussion with
Endowed Chair in Teacher Quality, Department of Education Reform, University of Arkansas
CEO of AccountabilityWorks
Business Leader, Silicon Valley, California
Williamson M. Evers
Research Fellow and Member of the K–12 Education Task Force, The Hoover Institution
Executive Director, The Pioneer Institute (Moderator)
Will Skillman Fellow in Education