Dr. Dan Guernsey, the Director of K-12 programs for the Cardinal Newman Society, joined me on the Catholic School Matters podcast to discuss the changing role of the society to support Catholic schools. Dr. Guernsey explained that the society has moved from its “critic” role to becoming a “constructive participant” in the Catholic identity of our schools.
This is a great change! I have often thought of Cardinal Newman Society as the cranky foundation (or the “Breibart of Catholic education”). They were often known as the repository of anti-Common Core argument and would judge whether Catholic schools were Catholic enough.
But now the society has moved to offer Catholic curriculum standards through their new project to supplement (not replace) the Common Core in order to, in his words, “get a seat at the table in the standards-based world.” He explains the purpose and highlights the strengths of the standards.
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