A rather remarkable letter has been circulating in the web for several days and now has surfaced in a major news outlet’s blog.
“Catholic scholars blast Common Core in letter to U.S. bishops” showed up this morning in the Washington Post’s The Answer Sheet blog.
I was aware of this letter, but it is so remarkable that I wanted to confirm authenticity before writing about it. I got that confirmation late yesterday from one of the co-signers of the letter, Professor of Architecture Duncan Stroik from the University of Notre Dame.
You can read the full letter at the link above. It is signed by somewhere on the order of 135 scholars.
The scholars’ key point:
“…we are convinced that Common Core is so deeply flawed that it should not be adopted by Catholic schools which have yet to approve it, and that those schools which have already endorsed it should seek an orderly withdrawal now.”
If Catholics are that serious about not wanting Common Core in their schools, should Kentuckians be rethinking its use in our public schools, too?