Wednesday, May 28, 2014

CUF continues Common Core critique

The CUF Milwaukee Newsletter for May 2014, just arrived by email, concentrates on the Common Core controversy.

The lead story 'Attend Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Good Help Shrine on Saturday, May 31'. The motive for the pilgrimage is the Archdiocese of Milwaukee adopting the Common Core education standards.

Next story is "Critical Review of popular catechetical text is available on Chapter Web site". The text is The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth (Third Edition), by Brian Singer-Towns, reviewed by Margo Szews. The review is posted here.

(The CUF Milwaukee website looks a little like a blog. I'm surprised they don't convert it to one using something like WordPress.)

Newsletter page 2 includes "Mark your calendar for our Msgr. Popek Award Dinner with Bishop Morlino on Oct. 19", though one has to go to the website home page to see that he declined to adopt Common Core in the Diocese of Madison.

Also on page 2, the newsletter takes up the question "Does 'obedience' to one’s bishop require acceptance of Common Core in diocese?" Does that get you to 'wonder' what their answer is?

Page 2 is a chart, "Comparison of Two Types of Education: Type #1 (Traditional) vs. Type #2 (CSCOPE & Common Core)", by Henry W Burke. (Hint: Type #2 is said to involve 'group-think'.)

UPDATE: Catholic parents group calls for archdiocese to drop Common Core, by Erin Richards and Robert Gebelhoff, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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