Diocese of Madison Rejects Common Core State Standards

Most Rev. Robert C. Morlino, the Bishop of Madison, and Michael J. Lancaster, the Superintendent of Schools in the Diocese of Madison sent a letter to the Diocese rejecting the Common Core State Standards.  The final paragraph of the letter reads:

Catholic schools in the Diocese of Madison will not adopt the Common Core State Standards. Rather,  our parish elementary schools will continue to use our own, diocesan academic standards. Further reasons for this may be found on the accompanying document, “Frequently Asked Questions.” The Diocese of Madison stands firm, both behind our standards, and behind the mission and philosophy of Catholic education which far exceeds any other common standards.

You can read the entire letter here.