Diocese of Superior Rejects Common Core

Bishop Peter Christensen of the Diocese of Superior wrote to the parents and parishioners in the Diocese about the Common Core State Standards where he states the Diocese will not adopt the Common Core State Standards in whole.  They became the 4th out of Wisconsin’s five diocese to disregard the Common Core State Standards.

An excerpt:

To continue the long history of high academic success, Catholic schools in the Diocese of Superior will continue to develop our own curriculum and standards while viewing various state and national resources.  In no way will the schools sacrifice our goals and expectations to conform to any one specific resource other than what we develop.  Therefore, the Diocese of Superior will not adopt the Common Core State Standards as a whole.  We will continue to monitor them against national testing and public high school entrance requirements while we build our own standards.

You can read the whole letter here.  This is the 4th Diocese out of five in Wisconsin to disregard the Common Core State Standards.