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We must do all we can to stop Common Core in the Catholic schools of Florida. Don't take my word for it. Do your own research. Common Core is bad for our children … [Read More...]
From the Common Core Task Force Diocese of St. Augustine
Bishop Estévez has tasked a committee to study the Common Core State Standards and develop a position statement for the diocese concerning this issue. The committee would like to hear your comments and your ideas on this topic. You may find the standards at corestandards.org. This will be a true listening session and not a discussion or presentation. Due to time constraints and so that everyone has a chance to be heard, comments will be … [Read More...]
Here is a 1st grade homework assignment from a Catholic school child in Jacksonville, Florida. The assignment is Common Core based. The page contains 2 editorial mistakes that completely undermine any academic value:
1. The homework assignment includes a picture for the 2 + 2 problem which is illustrated by a depiction of 3 objects plus 2 objects.
2. There is a grammatical error at the bottom where the child is asked to draw one pink squares.
This is just one simple example of what … [Read More...]
One of the biggest marketing disasters in modern times was the roll-out of “New Coke” back in 1985. Based on its fears of being overtaken by Pepsi and the misleading research of “the Pepsi challenge” (wherein consumers seemed to prefer the sweeter taste of Pepsi to Coke), Coke changed its classic formula to be more like Pepsi. Coke sales plummeted, and its loyal customers in a raucous revolt demanded a return to the Coke they loved. It turned out that the initial sweet taste of Pepsi that … [Read More...]
Not only has Pope Francis come out strong the past two weeks with his fearless stance against abortion – but, now, the pope has also begun focusing on health & human rights issues, as well as EDUCATION. And, I am talking about education in the United States.
WATCH THE VIDEO: Pope Francis talked about the right of children to a mother and a father, and the right of parents to determine their children’s moral education:
Now, this is the best news that I have heard since I began my … [Read More...]
Forty-five states and over 100 Catholic dioceses have adopted the national Common Core Standards for K-12 English Language Arts and math. This happened quickly, without any debate. Public and Catholic school parents did not have notice as to what was happening. Very few state legislators, even those on education committees, knew what was happening.
So, what did all these states and dioceses sign up for, and why such a growing, passionate opposition from parents?
If you listen to the … [Read More...]
Sometime in elementary school, you quit counting your fingers and just know the answer. Now scientists have put youngsters into brain scanners to find out why, and watched how the brain reorganizes itself as kids learn math.
The take-home advice: Drilling your kids on simple addition and multiplication may pay off.
"Experience really does matter," said Dr. Kathy Mann Koepke of the National Institutes of Health, which funded the research.
Healthy children start making that switch between … [Read More...]
In fact, we are convinced that Common Core is so deeply flawed that it should not be adopted by Catholic schools which have yet to approve it, and that those schools which have already endorsed it should seek an orderly withdrawal now.
This letter was sent individually to each Catholic bishop in the United States. 132 Catholic professors signed the letter.
October 16, 2013
We are Catholic scholars who have taught for years in America’s colleges and … [Read More...]
I teach theory and practice of social media at NYU, and am an advocate and activist for the free culture movement, so I’m a pretty unlikely candidate for internet censor, but I have just asked the students in my fall seminar to refrain from using laptops, tablets, and phones in class.
I came late … [Read More...]
1. Focus of Accountability: Schools or Teachers
2. Source of State Standards: State Agencies or Private DC-Based OrganizationsUnder NCLB or earlier, standards were developed by state departments of education guided by education schools, national teacher organizations, teachers, and higher … [Read More...]
1. Common Core State Standards (CCSS), as an education reform policy, does not satisfy the four pillars of education reform: 1) Accountability 2) More State and Local Control 3) Focusing resources on proven educational methods and 4) Expanded choices for parents. Accountability for implementing the … [Read More...]
NAPCIS exists to support schools that have chosen to operate as private entities: with autonomous educational philosophies, standards, pedagogical approaches, and curriculums. These schools exist as institutions faithful to the Catholic Church and faithful to passing on the Catholic faith to the … [Read More...]
“Catholic schools must consider standards that support the mission and purpose of the school as a Catholic institution,” states the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Secretariat of Catholic Education in a recent document answering frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the Common Core … [Read More...]
The Common Core gold rush is on. Apple, Pearson, Google, Microsoft and Amplify are all cashing in on the federal standards/testing/textbook racket. But the EduTech boondoggle is no boon for students. It’s more squandered tax dollars down the public school drain.
Even more worrisome: The … [Read More...]
DALLAS, Texas–Last week, Breitbart Texas sat at the education roundtable, so to speak, with three of the most prominent voices in the fight against Fed Led Ed — Dr. Sandra Stotsky, Dr. James Milgram, and Jane Robbins, JD. The trio spoke candidly about the ups and downs of Common Core, came up with a … [Read More...]