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Friday, 26 September 2014

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Gates-Funded Lobby Pushes Common Core in Catholic Schools, Targets Newman Society
9/23/2014Sara Pruzin, a state operations associate for the Council for a Strong America (CSA) and former communications intern for U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, unwittingly contacted a Cardinal Newman Society leader to rally Catholic support for the Common Core.

Catholic Schools Struggle to Appeal to Right Market, Argues Writer
9/18/2014"Catholic schools are under tremendous financial pressure," wrote Jennifer Fitz, but trying to appeal to a more mainstream, wealthier market can have the undesirable side effect of diluting the faith taught in the school.

Common Core ‘Raises an Alarm’
9/11/2014The Common Core “rightfully raises an alarm” when all its factors are considered, argued Dan Guernsey, director of The Cardinal Newman Society’s K-12 program, in a recent segment on Register Radio.

Culture Influences Student Performance, Says Author Russell Shaw
8/13/2014Russell Shaw of OSV Newsweekly recently shared his take on the controversy surrounding the Common Core and the broader problem of the negative impact the culture has on student performance.

10 Facts Every Catholic Should Know About the Common Core
8/1/2014As a part of The Cardinal Newman Society’s work to help Catholic families, educators and Church leaders better understand the Common Core State Standards, the Newman Society has released “10 Facts Every Catholic Should Know About the Common Core.”

Oklahoma Supreme Court Upholds Legislative Repeal of Common Core
7/16/2014A lawsuit accused the Oklahoma legislators of overreaching their constitutional authority, but the court ruled 8-1 in favor of the legislature.

Support Grows for Congressional Investigation into Common Core 
6/10/2014“The idea that the richest man in America can purchase and–working closely with the U.S. Department of Education–impose new and untested academic standards on the nation’s public schools is a national scandal.”

U.S. Bishops’ Common Core Document Focuses on Catholic Identity, Says Expert
6/5/2014“The benefit of the Common Core controversy is that it has surfaced some of the threats of secularization in our schools,” writes Dr. Dan Guernsey.

Milwaukee Archbishop Listecki Responds to Parents’ Petition Against Common Core
6/5/2014Archbishop Jerome Listecki said the standards are a useful “reference” but that the schools maintain a “strong commitment to Catholic identity” in education, according to

Bishops' Common Core Statement Could Be 'Turning Point,' Says Newman Society President
5/20/2014“This is an opportunity for Catholic schools to rediscover and embrace their core mission,” Cardinal Newman Society President Patrick J. Reilly told Breitbart News.