The Story-Killers: A Common-Sense Case Against the Common Core
Description: What is the Common Core? How will the Common Core English Standards affect the teaching of great stories in our schools? Will there be any great stories left in the minds of our children when the Common Core has controlled the curriculum and testing of both public and private schools for a few years? What are the real purposes behind the educational coup that has taken place with very little public debate and even less understanding?
In this book, school reformer and professor Dr. Terrence Moore carefully examines both the claims made by the architects of the Common Core and the hidden agenda behind the so-called reforms that have been adopted by over forty states in the nation, with very few people understanding what is really going on. Moore not only challenges the illiberal aims of this educational regime, but actually analyzes lessons recommended in the Common Core English Standards and in the new textbooks bearing the Common Core logo. Such a thorough review exposes the absurdity, superficiality, and political bias that can only serve to dumb down the nation's schools. Worse, the means that the Common Core uses is a deliberate undermining of the great stories of our tradition, the stories that in former times trained the minds and ennobled the souls of young people. Those stories are now under attack, and the minds and souls of the nation's children are in peril.
Diocese of Lansing Men's Conference "Come Follow Me"
Description: Accept the Challenge 2014: “Come Follow Me” will be held 9:00am - 5:00pm, Saturday, February 15, 2014 at the Best Western Plus, 6820 South Cedar, Lansing. Featured speakers will include Dr. Ray Gaurendi, father of 10, clinical psychologist, author, public speaker and nationally syndicated radio host, and Tim Staples, popular Catholic speaker on apologetics and evangelization. Music will be provided Brian Flynn. Vigil Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Earl Boyea. Click below for registration information.