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 […]