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The Common Core State Standards Initiative is an educational initiative from 2010
Among the areas where Obama claims to be under the mistaken impression that he can rule by fiat is “helping to make sure our kids are getting the best education possible.” While he did not elaborate on the “education” agenda, the administration has been lawlessly bypassing Congress on everything from imposing radical “Common Core” nationalized school standards and gutting privacy protections to decreeing race-based disciplinary policies more recently. Last year, the administration unveiled an unconstitutional plan to start taking over higher education as well.
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And here we are 10 years later reading about another Obama progressive failure.

A study released Monday by the Boston-based Pioneer Institute reveals a historic drop in national reading and math scores among U.S. students since the adoption of the Common Core Curriculum Standards a decade ago.


“Nearly a decade after states adopted Common Core, the empirical evidence makes it clear that these national standards have yielded underwhelming results for students,” said Pioneer executive director Jim Stergios in a statement. “The proponents of this expensive, legally questionable policy initiative have much to answer for.”
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The study, titled “The Common Core Debacle” and authored by education policy researcher Theodor Rebarber, asserts the “shocking trends” in American student performance in critical math and reading skills since the creation of the U.S. Education Department 40 years ago recommends reevaluation of federal involvement in education.
 

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Is that garbage still been teach in our schools? I was under the impression that Trump stop all that nonsense. Common Core, like its predecessor "The new math" is a plan to brainwash our children with the Socialist agenda and to make then unable to excel in free enterprise, How can you excel at work when you can not balance your own checkbook?

I am sure that the kids of the "elites" of our country are going to schools were such trash is not being teach, after all, they are the future "elites" of the country.
 

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How do you turn a simple math problem into a complicated 3 page equation? Common core. Want to see if go away,just tell liberals it wastes too much paper that comes from trees and it's bad for the environment.
 
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From my math teacher daughter that was taught the "old way".....she says commmon core math teaches the why not just the how. According to her..her students can solve much larger problems in their heads versus the "old way".......seems complicated AF to me but whatever.
 

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When a lot of qualified teachers still do not thoroughly understand Common Core's curriculum after 10 years, I wholly disagree with it's continuing.

Thank G-d a lot of private schools did not fall for it.
 
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Exactly what I was thinking. People are easier to control if they THINK is the truth. Look at the number of people that think the 2nd amendment is for hunting an the Army. They are too clueless to realize that hunting is not even mentioned and at the time it was approved there was no standing Army to be armed.

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From my math teacher daughter that was taught the "old way".....she says commmon core math teaches the why not just the how. According to her..her students can solve much larger problems in their heads versus the "old way".......seems complicated AF to me but whatever.
I drove a school bus for few years ending no long ago. Even the kids hated common core math. Their parents couldn't help them with homework so taught them the way they knew it worked.

As far as doing larger, more complicated equations in their heads? That's very doubtful. There is much more information to remember in common core.

However, the part about the why is valid. I stuggled for years with math before my older sister (who was a math genius) explained the 'why math worked' to me. It was like a light bulb went supernova in my head! Overall though it was too late in life to catch up (and I had already made up my mind that I hated math) so I got my minimum math credits to graduate and called it good.
 

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I drove a school bus for few years ending no long ago. Even the kids hated common core math. Their parents couldn't help them with homework so taught them the way they knew it worked.

As far as doing larger, more complicated equations in their heads? That's very doubtful. There is much more information to remember in common core.

However, the part about the why is valid. I stuggled for years with math before my older sister (who was a math genius) explained the 'why math worked' to me. It was like a light bulb went supernova in my head! Overall though it was too late in life to catch up (and I had already made up my mind that I hated math) so I got my minimum math credits to graduate and called it good.
This.

I don't know what the solution is or if common core is that solution but it's a fact that we spend so much time teaching kids a few tricks on how to chase the right answer, we don't spend any time teaching them why that answer works.

My childhood was similar to yours, Randy. My dad was able to teach me some basics but it wasn't nearly enough and I never really got it.

One book that comes highly recommended is, Realm of Numbers, by Isaac Asimov. On my reading list if I ever get around to it.

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I believe they (the educators) feel that since technology is getting more complicated the way we teach our kids has to follow in kind. What they seem to forget is that we put a man on the moon with a slide rule (Yes, I am one of those conspiracy theorists that believe we actually DID land on the moon) 😊

My Dad worked for McDonnell-Douglas in those days and my uncle was an engineer at the Space Center in Cape Canaveral in Titusville, Fla. (NASA). My uncle was on the crew that designed and oversaw the building and operation of the crawler that moved the rockets to the launch pads.

One mainframe computer at that time comprised two stories of a huge building to do four mathematical functions.

Anyway, I still don't see why they needed to change what worked in the first place. Better is one thing, but change for the sake of change is just idiotic.
 
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