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Catholic Scholars Encourage Opposition to Common Core

By Catherine Gewertz — November 12, 2013 1 min read

More than 130 Catholic scholars have signed a letter to the nation’s Roman Catholic bishops condemning the Common Core State Standards and urging the church leaders to resist adopting them, or abandon the standards if implementation has already begun.

The signatories include professors in many disciplines, including theology, philosophy, and architecture.

More than 100 dioceses and archdioceses have embraced the standards in mathematics and English/language arts. But the signers argue that those educators are doing “a grave disservice to Catholic education in America” because the new standards lack sufficient rigor to prepare students to do well in college.

A version of this article appeared in the November 13, 2013 edition of Education Week as Catholic Scholars Encourage Opposition to Common Core

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