Author: Nina Rizzo

SAT Realignment to Common Core Delayed

Santa left an early Christmas present:  the College Board is delaying the redesign of the SAT exam that would further align it to the Common Core. A brief statement released by the College Board’s press office said that “this change in the timing of the redesign will serve our members in higher education by providing […]

Anti-Common Core Event Banned from Church’s Parish Hall

The phone rings.  It’s the Superintendent of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.  You are barred from hosting an event to discuss Common Core and its role in Catholic schools at St. John the Evangelist Parish Hall. The Milwaukee chapter of Catholics United for the Faith was forced to reschedule its upcoming lecture “Common Core:  Dangers and […]

Diocese of Green Bay Says NO to Adopt or Adapt Common Core

  Bishop David Ricken of the Diocese of Green Bay instructed the diocesan Department of Education staff, school principals and school system administrators that they not “adopt or adapt” the “common core standards,” but may use them only as a reference to improve the curriculum we already have. It is my directive that the schools […]

Chris Christie: It’s not about Politics; It’s about the Children

Chris Christie is posturing to be the Republican candidate 2016 Presidential election.  Let me explain, Common Core is not a partisan issue.  We don’t care what letter follows your name.  We care more about the letter grade on our child’s report card.  Arne Duncan claims that Common Core proves that our little Johnny is not […]

Catholic Identity is Not an Add-on

Brother Bimonte, president of the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA), in an attempt to deflect criticism for accepting a grant from the Gates Foundation to train teachers on Common Core reiterates that the Common Core State Standards “are not a curriculum.” “That said, Patrick J. Reilly, president of The Cardinal Newman Society, “ignores the fact that the […]

Just Because Your Friend Jumps Off a Cliff……

National Catholic Educational Association in defense of its decision to surrender authentic Catholic education for a pitiful $100,000 grant from the Gates Foundation to implement Common Core wrote, “NCEA is not the first Catholic entity to receive a grant from the Gates Foundation.  We stand in the company of the Archdiocese of Seattle, Catholic Charities, […]

Common Core Will Make Students Seem Dumber Before it Makes Them Smarter

We have to pass the bill (Obamacare) to find out what’s in it.  I was for the war before I was against it.  Try this: Common Core will make students seem dumber before it makes them smarter.  I laughed out loud when I read this Facebook comment highlighting the absurdity of the Department of Public’s explanation for the abysmally low test scores under […]

Who Tore Down the Berlin Wall? Common Core History Book Tells All

Who brought down the Berlin Wall? Mikhail Gorbachev, of course. The answer is easy to find now that 45 states are controlled by the testing and curricular regime known as the Common Core.  On pages 403-4 of Pearson/Prentice Hall’s LITERATURE, Grade Ten, Common Core Edition, the editorial board of the New York Times writes, “The Berlin […]

Remedial Math Classes for Parents — Courtesy of Common Core

First “the educational elite” tell us that low Common Core test scores demonstrate that “Johnny really isn’t as smart as we think.”  Now, they tell us that parents aren’t as smart as we think we are! Louisiana lawmakers and members of the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education  blame opposition on parental confusion over how to help […]

Father Stravinkas Speaks Out Against Common Core

Catholic schools are not required to implement the Common Core Standards.  Yet Catholic schools in over 100 dioceses have eagerly adopted inferior standards.  It’s reassuring that not all Catholic clergy and school superintendents embrace Common Core.  Father Peter Stravinskas, executive director of the Catholic Education Foundation hosted a conference on “Catholic Concerns About  the Common Core” at the Stella […]

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