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Petition to Stop Common Core in the Diocese of Harrisburg

108 Signatures Goal: 500

Petition to Stop Common Core in Diocesan Schools To: Future Bishop and Diocesan Leaders We, the undersigned, ask the future Bishop and all of the Diocesan School leaders of the Diocese of Harrisbug to stand firmly in opposition to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and to disassociate with the Common Core Catholic Identity Initiative (CCCII) that is supported and promoted by the National Catholic Education Association. We believe that the Common Core State Standards represent lower academic standards for our children and have paved the way for controversial teaching material. We ask that all Diocesan leaders review in detail the material being promoted by the CCCII for the implementation of Common Core, as it distorts the Church’s teachings and attempts to promote non-traditional and same-sex marriage as morally acceptable, as well as other activist material. With this, we ask that you set a strong example for other Dioceses across the country by rescinding the Diocesan approval of and implementation of the Common Core standards and reject any current use or future use of CCCII resources, training, and guidance for Diocesan educators. We also ask that Diocesan school leaders promise not to collect or track data on our children or our families in conjunction with or related to the Common Core State Standards or any other state or federally run data tracking system, abide by the prior FERPA laws, and protect the privacy of our children’s personal information. We strongly believe that this is a significant opportunity for Catholic schools to distinguish themselves from a nationalized monolithic school system, and to garner renewed support from communities across the country. Parents will seek alternative and traditional schools for their children, and in turn, for future generations to come. In this Year of Faith, The Diocese of Harrisburg could be a true leader by rejecting Common Core and thereby leading through true evangelization.

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  • Shara Heacock
    Shara Heacock United States, Hanover
    Jan 15, 2016
    Jan 15, 2016
    Please no more Common Core!
  • Michael Heacock
    Michael Heacock United States, Temple Hills
    Jan 15, 2016
    Jan 15, 2016
    My child is a first grader and is struggling with Common Core math. To be honest, I even have to read the word problems more than once to understand them. If a first grader is trying to master reading and math it makes no sense to lump them together into word problems. It is overwhelming for them and frustrating for the parents. The Common Core Standards are not helping Catholic School education, they are hurting it!
  • Robert Quigley
    Robert Quigley United States, Parkville
    Jan 22, 2015
    Jan 22, 2015
    What can we do to help?
  • Robert Quigley
    Jan 22, 2015
    Jan 22, 2015
    What can we do to help?
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Signatures

  • 7 months ago
    Shara Heacock United States
    7 months ago
  • 7 months ago
    Michael Heacock United States
    7 months ago
  • 12 months ago
    Sandra & Donald Long United States
    12 months ago
  • 2 years ago
    Robert Quigley United States
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Susan and Carl May
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Laura Bowser
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Jeff & Ann Snyder
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Cody McGlaughlin
    2 years ago
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    James McGlaughlin
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Julie Eckenrode
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Mary Reiter
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Dennis A. Sweeney
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Donna M. Sweeney
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Casey McGlaughlin
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Danielle Smith
    2 years ago
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