Archives for September 7, 2014

Wake up, Catholics

MORE MAJOR EDUCATION BLOWS The pre­vi­ous blow to Catholics was, of course, the many Bish­ops’ embrace of Com­mon Core for Catholic stu­dents. U. S. Prelates instilled Com­mon Core into their Catholic class­rooms under the ban­ner of the Nation­al Stan­dards and Bench­marks for Effec­tive Catholic Ele­men­tary and Sec­ondary Schools.  Such stan­dards and bench­marks along with their rubrics […]

KIDS REACT TO 2+2=5 (COMMON CORE)

The Com­mon Core edu­ca­tion­al ini­tia­tive, accord­ing to its offi­cial web­site, strives to pro­vide “a set of high-qual­i­­ty aca­d­e­m­ic stan­dards in math­e­mat­ics and Eng­lish lan­guage arts/literacy.” Its crit­ics, how­ev­er, see it very dif­fer­ent­ly. This oppo­si­tion, led by pro­fes­sors of edu­ca­tion, math­e­mati­cians, for­mer mem­bers of the Depart­ment of Edu­ca­tion, the largest teach­ers’ union in the coun­try, and […]