Stimulus Bill (2009)

Sins of Omission: The Abusive PA Clergy Abuse Report

Back in August, after a special solemnity Mass in my parish in the Diocese of Erie, Pennsylvania, I came home and read the grand jury report on clergy sex abuse in six Pennsylvania Catholic dioceses, including my own. I read the 884-page online version. I saw allegations against priests in my diocese and the Pittsburgh [...]

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 [...]

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