PITTSBURGH — With a growing number of Catholic-school educators and parents raising concerns about the Common Core education curriculum, Pittsburgh Bishop David Zubik penned a March 18 letter that assures Catholics the schools in his diocese are not using it.
Common Core critics hope it’s a sign their campaign against the curriculum may be gaining ground.
“Be assured that our Catholic identity is the core of our curriculum,” Bishop Zubik wrote. “Our Catholic faith guides the selection of all curricula, goals, textbooks and other resources.”
Bishop Zubik began his statement by explaining that parents have been asking whether diocesan schools had adopted Common Core, a non-mandatory...READ MORE