Common Core


by Paul Murano  •  •  March 4, 2020    State superintendent warns of 'global agenda,' 'sexualization of children' PHOENIX ( - Diane Douglas, former superintendent of public instruction for the state of Arizona, is... read more

3 Eye-Opening Lessons for Catholics under Common Core

Here are three key lessons that have emerged from the messy experiment with the Common Core in Catholic schools Patrick Reilly Blog, November 9, 2018 It’s been five years since controversy peaked over the Common Core State Standards and their use in Catholic schools. What have we... read more

On Receipt of the Lumen Vitae Medal

By Patrick Reilly / October 26, 2018 Address to Award Dinner at University of Mary, Bismarck, N.D. Given October 23, 2018 One of the many reasons I appreciate this award is that it provides a welcome opportunity to consider all of God’s blessings to me and The Cardinal Newman Society... read more


The New Tower of Babel By John Martin, September 2017 The advertising brotherhood might disagree, but the slickest selling job on record wasn’t “A Diamond Is Forever” or any other masterstroke of Madison Avenue sloganeering. It was the Serpent’s clever little pitch in the Garden of... read more

Catholic Schools Should Leave Common Core Behind

CNS Staff  / October 12, 2016 / Editorial Catholic is our Core Nearly three years ago, The Cardinal Newman Society urged Catholic school leaders to exercise caution and refrain from rushing into adoption of the Common Core State Standards. In meetings with bishops and diocesan... read more

Why this diocese is ditching Common Core for liberal arts

Marquette, Mich., Aug 24, 2016 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Diocese of Marquette in Michigan says it is already experiencing success in their process of adopting a Catholic liberal arts curriculum for all its schools, rather than using Common Core State Standards. The schools in the diocese... read more

Common Core Does Not Prepare Students for College, New Report Finds

By Mary Clare Reim / June 14, 2016 A recently released report confirms what Common Core critics have suspected all along: Common Core State Standards do not adequately prepare students for college-level work. The ACT report finds many concerning shortcomings in the Common Core State... read more

Michigan Diocese Shifts to Classical Curriculum, Avoids Common Core

By Kimberly Scharfenberger , April 1, 2016 | Educators and parents are increasingly dissatisfied with secular standards that neglect to emphasize virtuous development in K-12 academics, but one diocese in Michigan has responded by making the bold decision to implement a classical, liberal arts... read more

Rotten to the core? America’s new curriculum project

A seasoned educationist explains why the Common Core should be abandoned. Peter Wood | Apr 13 2016 For the first time in history Americans face the prospect of a unified set of national academic standards for schools from kindergarten to the end of high school. The Common Core is touted as a... read more

Common Core: the Trojan Horse for Federalized Education Control

Written By Tami Jackson Education in America was originally the province of parents and churches. “Homeschooling” was the norm from colonial times through the mid-1800’s, and a classic education was the model. Classical education consisted of the three stages of learning: The... read more

China’s wife shortage

BY SHANNON ROBERTS, 2 MARCH 2016 Millions of Chinese bachelors feel crippled by the pressure to find a wife in a country where there a few to be found.  So much so, they are going to ever more extreme lengths to secure one.  It is understandably important to a Chinese family with only one son... read more