The Family Book, Who’s in a Family, All Kinds of Families
The following comes from a Dec. 18 report by the Cardinal Newman Society.
An initiative to promote the controversial Common Core State Standards in Catholic schools, led by the National Catholic Educational Association, has amended a first-grade unit plan to remove three books celebrating families headed by same-sex or divorced couples.
The Common Core Catholic Identity Initiative removed The Family Bookby Todd Parr and Who’s in a Family? by Robert Skutch from a recommended first-grade unit plan in English Language Arts after parental protest, according to journalist Mary Jo Anderson writing forCrisis Magazine.
And the Cardinal Newman Society has identified a third book that has been removed from the unit plan, All Kinds of Families by Norma Simon.