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FOX News Features Common Core in Catholic Schools Debate, Newman Society Interviewed

FOX News featured The Cardinal Newman Society’s Bob Laird, director of programs, last night in a segment on Special Report with Brett Baier about the use of the Common Core State Standards in Catholic schools.

“Beauty, truth, and knowledge” are lost when Catholic schools adopt the Common Core, Laird told FOX News correspondent Peter Doocy.

In a statement released in December on CatholicIsOurCore.org, The Cardinal Newman Society insisted that the Catholic Faith “must be the center of—and fundamental to—everything that a Catholic school does,” rather than something that is infused with secular standards.

"If Common Core standards are used across the board, then why send students to Catholic school?" Laird asked in the interview. "Just send them to the public school, and have them take some Catholic—CCD—education."

FOX News noted that Catholic schools have traditionally outperformed public schools.  The graduation rate is 99.4 percent at Catholic schools, while only 78.2 percent at public schools.

Laird’s interview on Special Report with Brett Baier is available to watch online here.

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