Entries by Kevin Ryan

After the Fall: Catholic Education Beyond the Common Core

The workforce-preparation focus of the K-12 English and math standards known as Common Core puts them at odds with Catholic education, and the standards should not be adopted by parochial schools. In “After the Fall: Catholic Education Beyond the Common Core,” authors Anthony Esolen, Dan Guernsey, Jane Robbins, and Kevin Ryan argue that the national standards’ unrelenting focus on skills that transfer directly to the modern work world conflicts with Catholic schools’ academic, spiritual, and moral mission.

The Inevitability of Character Education

This report explores the reasons for a lack of focus on character education in U.S. public schools. The author also proposes six activities that appear to be effective in bringing about positive difference in the lives of children.