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New Online Guide Helps Parents Understand Key Issues, Concerns on Common Core
4/7/2014
“Based on the fundamental Catholic principle of subsidiarity, the Newman Society recognized the need for parents to have a role in the education of their children,” said Bob Laird.


Common Core Partnership Reveals Growing Impact on Curricula
3/7/2014
Common Core curriculum giant Pearson has announced a partnership with Bill Gates’ Microsoft, providing more evidence that the Gates-funded Common Core State Standards are being used to dictate school curricula.


10 Critically Important Adaptations Catholic Schools Should Make to Common Core, Says Education Expert
2/18/2014
Catholic schools should “not alter [their] literature selections based on the standards” nor add more “informational texts” to their reading list, Guernsey argues.


Common Core Could Be Costly for Catholic Schools, Report Finds
1/17/2014
Education professor Denise Donohue of Ave Maria University finds that “one quickly sees that the expense associated with implementation of the new evaluation instruments is in excess of hundreds of thousands of dollars.” 


Common Core Analysis Begins with Catholic School Mission, Says Veteran Educator
1/14/2014
Veteran Catholic school administrator Dr. Jamie Arthur asks, “Are academic outcomes (SAT, PSAT, ACT, college acceptance) how we measure the success of Catholic education?”  


Common Core May Conflict with Subsidiarity, Say Heritage Foundation Experts
1/13/2014
"The principle of subsidiarity empowers parents, in consultation with local teachers, schools and churches, to decide which sort of education is best for their children..."


Common Core May Endanger Religious Freedom of Catholic Schools
1/9/2014
In the report, two legal experts on religious freedom issues explain that Catholic schools must “maintain their religious mission in all their programs... if they want to avoid” government threats to their Catholic identity. 


Common Core’s ‘National Standard’ Threatens Autonomy, Religious Freedom, Says Education Policy Expert
1/6/2014
Faith-based schools are threatened by the national scope of the Common Core State Standards, which “will negatively affect the autonomy of these schools, chipping away at the religious freedom enjoyed by faith-based schools.” 


Common Core at Odds with Classical Catholic Education, Says Educator
12/31/2013
Dr. Andrew Seeley, executive director of the Institute for Catholic Liberal Education, finds that the Common Core State Standards are inconsistent with Catholic schools’ roots in classical education.


‘Naked’ Common Core Exposed by Catholic Education Leader
12/30/2013
In a report, Dan Guernsey tackles the Common Core’s English language arts standards, which induce schools to place greater emphasis on informational reading instead of classical literary texts.


Madison, La Crosse Dioceses Reject Common Core Standards for Schools
12/6/2013
The Diocese of La Crosse, Wis., will be “neither adapting nor adopting” the controversial Common Core State Standards, the Catholic school superintendent has told The Cardinal Newman Society.


Diocese of Gaylord Rejects Common Core
12/6/2013
In a statement to parents and other stakeholders, Charles Taylor, the superintendent of Catholic Schools of Gaylord (Michigan), explains why his diocesan schools will not implement the Common Core State Standards Initiative.


Green Bay’s Bishop Ricken Says No to Common Core in Diocesan Schools
11/21/2013
“I have instructed our diocesan Department of Education staff, school principals and school system administrators that they not ‘adopt or adapt’ the ‘common core standards.’”


Common Core Is Curriculum, Contrary to Advocates’ Claims
11/19/2013
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has made grants totaling more than $10.5 million to develop Common Core-compliant curricula.


Principals of Top Catholic High Schools Fear ‘Common Core’ Would Harm Their Schools
11/5/2013
Principals of America’s leading Catholic high schools are concerned about the impact that adopting the national “Common Core” standards could have on their schools’ Catholic identity.


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