Arne Duncan

racism

Being Critical of Critical Race Theory

Critical Race Theory (CRT) is sweeping through many organizations, schools, and even religious organizations today. However, CRT—its origins, its fruits, and its effects—is contrary to love. As Catholics, we must be critical of Critical Race Theory, as it is contrary to Catholicism and common sense.  Britannica tells us the origins of Critical Race Theory: Critical [...]

The Federal Hand Behind Common Core

“Common Core is a state-led initiative.” This sentence is among the most repeated pitch lines of those selling Common Core.  It is an effective sales pitch, but is it true? The answer lies in the maze of money and regulation tying federal and state departments of education together. Let’s start with the money.  The money [...]

The Iron Cage of the Common Core?

Writing in the early 1900s, sociologist Max Weber depicted the coming modern world as an “iron cage” in which a caste of functionaries and civil servants monopolize power over the lives of citizens.  He warned that the emerging bureaucracies would concentrate large amounts of power in a small number of people—creating a technically ordered, rigid, [...]

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