I’m sure by now you have seen the penciled note from a parent upset with how Common Core was convolving a simple math problem by making it so complicated that even an engineer could not only not answer it, but had difficulty figuring out what was even being asked.

This has been a common theme regarding  Common Core.  The money statement was this…

In the real world, simplification is valued over complication....

Ironically this same weekend I came across this third grade Common Core math problem…. and was stumped.  Many of you out there are brighter than me…. Please, I beg you, enlighten me?  There was no explanation accompanying this homework math problem and I have typed it just as it was……..

3) what do these numbers  have in common?  135   468   24   2468   79
Clearly explain your answer.

Ladies and Gentlemen:  this is David Coleman’s Common Core…. This is why your children will do poorly on the Smart Balanced Assessments coming to Delaware this May, and why your children and their teachers, and …. “white suburban moms who are upset their child is not as smart as they think he should be”…. will be blamed for the poor results…

No, we don’t have to do better in educating our children!.  Yes! We do have to get rid of this most ridiculous curriculum that is far more at home in a Monty Python skit  than being found inside our children’s classrooms.

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