What is the Common Core?

On Monday, March 16th, Ann Marie Banfield (Education Liason) of the New Hampshire Cornerstone Institute will be hosting a seminar entitled "What is the Common Core? What is the current state of public education?: The impact of the Common Core on children and schools."

The seminar will be held at Mount Royal Academy, beginning at 6:30pm. The event is free and open to the public.

Public sentiment regarding the Common Core is polarized and divisive. The origins of the Common Core are considered somewhat mysterious to some, but many educators view the Common Core as the pathway towards quality education and a successful society.

The Common Core is not a curriculum, rather it is a set of standard devised by educational experts at the prodding of the National Governor's Association. These standards are to some extent revolutionizing the classroom in a plethora of ways: instructional strategy, content, and standardized testing are undergoing changes.

Are the standards too low? Should the federal government actively influence local education? Are there any merits to the Common Core? Will public education in America improve because of these standards?

Cornerstone focus on critical issues effecting the future of our society. Below is a brief mission statement:

Cornerstone is dedicated to preserving New Hampshire’s traditional values, limited government, and free markets through education, information, and advocacy. Our vision is to create an environment in which strong families—the foundation of our society—can lead New Hampshire into a new era of prosperity and strength. To this end, we address a wide variety of issues, each of which have a unique impact on New Hampshire families.

The Associate Superintendent for the diocese of Manchester released a letter in November of 2014. 

For more information regarding Mount Royal Academy and the Common Core, consider reading the following articles on the website:

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