Common Core - Dangers and Threats Presentation - April 14th, 7:15pm at St. Luke's United Methodist Church (1022 Caledonia St., La Crosse)You may recall that Steve interviewed Dr. Pesta on this blog a few months ago.
Have you heard about Common Core? The chilling truth behind these new national education "standards" will shock you. Common Core represents the latest and most comprehensive step in the drive toward complete government control of our children's education. To learn more about it, there are two things you can do.
First, go to CatholicIsOurCore.org which explores the controversial Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and concerns about their potential impact on Catholic schools and students. The site is a project of The Cardinal Newman Society, which promotes and defends faithful Catholic education and sponsors the Catholic High School Honor Roll.
Second, attend a presentation by Dr.Duke Pesta, a professor of English at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh. He will provide examples of how Common Core threatens to further undermine, weaken, and centralize public and private education in our country. There is free admission and limited seating.
Dr. Pesta spoke last month at the same location and prior to that he presented at a La Crosse public school. Those who have previously attended are thankful they did because they now have a better understanding of how these standards are impacting our children. In addition to the standards, parents are becoming very concerned about all the new types of data being collected on their children, as well as the disciplinary records that are being kept without their knowledge.
And on a related note, it was confirmed by a group of parents that Common Core curriculum is already in La Crosse diocesan schools:
At the meeting with Dr. Susan Holman, Superintendent of Catholic Schools, she said they allow School Systems to pick their own books, and they depend on the Administrators to keep to the curriculum and evaluate teachers. Based on past experience and current, this means parents have to monitor as these "aligned with Common Core" books are already in the Catholic schools in La Crosse.
Becky Gerritson Testifying before the Common Core Hearing at
the State House March 11, 2014 from Wetumpka
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