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Michael Petrilli

Michael Petrilli

President, Fordham Institute & Co-Editor, <em>Knowledge at the Core</em>
Mike Petrilli is an award-winning writer and president of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, one of the country’s most influential education-policy think tanks. He is the author of The Diverse Schools Dilemma and co-editor of Knowledge at the Core: Don Hirsch, Core Knowledge, and the Future of the Common Core. Petrilli is also a research fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution and executive editor of Education Next. Petrilli has published opinion pieces in the New York Times, Washington Post, Bloomberg View, and Wall Street Journal and has been a guest on NBC Nightly News, ABC World News Tonight, CNN, and Fox, as well as several National Public Radio programs. Petrilli helped to create the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Innovation and Improvement, the Policy Innovators in Education Network, and Young Education Professionals.

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Petrilli explains the role of the Common Core Standards in overall U.S. education policy and the ongoing debate over the adoption of the standards in states.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

A debate on the Common Core.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Rather than fight Common Core, those on the right should declare victory.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

If you want to understand why supporters of the Common Core are frustrated—OK, exasperated—by some of our opponents’ seemingly unlimited willingness to engage in dishonest debate, consider this latest episode.

Monday, February 10, 2014

One of the great misconceptions in education is that the reform movement is monolithic.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Common Core will not lead to a national curriculum. Local control is alive and well, as it should be. But that’s not to say anything goes in the Common Core era or that changes to teaching and learning aren’t needed.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Thursday, May 30, 2013