The National Catholic Education Association explained this: it received a $100,000 grant from the Gates Foundation in September, proving that no one is immune from Gates’s influence. Some Catholic schools receive some government funding; the Cincinnati Catholic school superintendent said “We moved into Common Core willingly, but there was an implication that we would lose [financial backing from the state] if we didn’t.”
The parents of these children are quite upset because they were never consulted about the switch to Common Core. Catholic professors from colleges all over the country signed a letter complaining about Common Core and sent it to every bishop in the nation. These 132 professors are Catholic scholars who’ve taught for years at America’s colleges and universities. And they are personally and professionally devoted to Catholic education in America, but they are not in favor of this speedy, untested adoption of the Common Core standards. They are convinced that the common core is so deeply flawed that it should not be adopted by Catholic schools. And they hope that the schools that have already endorsed it will seek an orderly withdrawal now.
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