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Common Core Idiocy: 3rd Grade Math is Purposely and Overly Complex

Common Core, when it is not indoctrinating children with Marxist ideology, makes math problems complex to the point of being incomprehensible.  Here is an example I found on Facebook… Why take a simple math problem, and make it more complicated that need be?

Schools in New York Drop First Lady’s Onerous Lunch Room Rules

Hat/Tip to Victor Skinner at EAGnews.org. Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Is Back In! Kids Cheer! I’m guessing that this has GOT to be Bush’s fault. Central New York’s Fayetteville-Manlius and Baldwinsville school districts are the latest to ditch the National School Lunch Program, which was revamped in 2010 under the guidance of First Lady Michelle Obama in an effort to fight childhood obesity. Strict limits on calories, fat, sugar, carbohydrates, sodium and other aspects of the school lunch imposed by the federal government on schools participating in the free and reduced lunch program has not only increased cafeteria costs, […]

Louisiana Gov. Jindal To Reportedly Sue Federal Government Over Common Core

  Hat/Tip to WeaselZippers. WeaselZippers has been covering this for some time now. And it looks now, as if the best way to defeat Common Core is in the courts. Via FOX News Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal reportedly will file a lawsuit against the Obama administration in federal court Wednesday, claiming that the Department of Education has illegally manipulated grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the controversial Common Core standards. A draft copy of the lawsuit was provided to The Associated Press by the governor’s office. Jindal planned to file it Wednesday in the federal court based in […]

#BringBackOurSnacks: Junk Food Fight – Students Tee Off on Michelle Obama

Hat/Tip to Vocativ. The First Rule of Progressivism, Do What I Say, Not What I Do It’s that time of year again, back to school, back to homework and trying out for band and chorus and the baseball team and the cheerleading squad – AND school lunches. This year though, it’s a little different. Our kids aren’t happy with the dogma that’s being forced down their throats from the First Lady, Michelle Obama. Especially given the fact that she shoves all manner of unhealthy food down her own throat… Note to the first lady: The kids want their Funyuns back. […]

Change, Intervention, and Dependency

The concept of the government “solving” all the problems of the world has crept into our society over time. With every new program, every new entitlement, the public has  gradually become accustomed to the government solving the ills of the world. And what of fact that the government seemed to make all of these problems worse? Well, that’s neglected. After all, the government is taking care of it-I don’t have to worry about it, right? Starting with the “progressive” movement in the late 19th century and accelerating greatly since the great depression, the government has vastly increased it’s meddling in […]

YouTube Video Takes Aim at Michelle Obama’s School Lunch Program

It appears that Michelle Obama’s School Lunch Program is even more unpopular than her husband, according to his own abysmal approval ratings. A group of people calling themselves Nutrition Nannies have put together a video to protest Michelle Obama’s “Healthy Foods” School Lunch Program. They even have a FB page. Nutrition Nannies This is from their YouTube page: Good news! The USDA will allow more meats and grains in school lunches following criticisms of parents and lawmakers. To all supporters of our video, thank you for making your voices heard! Our message needs clarification. We are excited about being offered […]

Burn down a school? Retire and collect your full pension!

Annals of public employee unionistas — Edison, NJ Edition. The custodian facing charges for allegedly starting a fire that burned down an Edison elementary school has retired. Jerome Higgins confirmed by phone to The Star-Ledger that he no longer works for the school district. He declined to comment further, saying, “I’m not at liberty to speak.” Board of education members accepted Higgins’ resignation at a special meeting Tuesday night, according to a report on MyCentralJersey.com. The resignation was effective as of June 30. Higgins, 48, of East Brunswick is eligible for a pension since he has worked for the district […]

Chris Christie nixes Common Core teacher testing requirements, keeps Commie Curriculum

All weekend the rumors swirled. Chris Christie was going to issue an Executive Order regarding Common Core, but no one knew what parts he was going to negate. Well, now we know. In a sop to the teachers unions, Christie nixed the impact of standardized tests on teacher evaulations. So they’ll be teaching communism, but they won’t be graded on how many good like Marxists they churn out. The Christie administration announced Monday that the state will roll back the impact of new standardized tests on teacher evaluations, in a reversal for the governor who has been a staunch supporter […]

School Board President on First Lady’s School Lunch Mandates: “Last Time I Checked She Was Elected By No One”…

Hat/Tip to WeaselZippers. Beware! Remember that Barack said Michelle was off limits… MUSKEGO, Wis. – There’s growing heartburn over federal school lunch regulations and now school board members are lashing out at First Lady Michelle Obama, the champion of the program overhaul. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports: “We believe that proper food nutrition and meal portion guidelines are best decided at a local level,” said Rick Petfalski, School Board president for the Muskego-Norway School District. Opting out of the program means Muskego-Norway will no longer receive federal money for its meals, but it also means the district is free to […]

Jindal Kills Common Core

Hat/Tip to TownHall. Bobby Jindal Issues Order to Scrap Common Core   Governor Bobby Jindal made a bold move to eradicate the mess that is Common Core, by pulling his state out of the highly controversial educational program. Defying state lawmakers and a top education official, Gov. Bobby Jindal announced on Wednesday plans to pull Louisiana from Common Core education standards and federally subsidized standardized tests, declaring on Twitter that the Bayou State will not be bullied by the federal government. The Governor ordered his state to participate in competitve bidding to replace the standardized tests in Common Core, he […]

Over 500% increase in Federal Student Loan Debt under Obama

Hat/Tip to CNS News. His poll numbers might be tanking, but there is one number that is rising for President Obama. Since President Barack Obama took office in January 2009, the cumulative outstanding balance on federal direct student loans has jumped 517.4 percent. The balance owed as of the end of May was $739,641,000,000.00. That is an increase of $619,838,000,000.00 from the balance that was owed as of the end of January 2009, when it was $119,803,000,000.00, according to the Monthly Treasury Statement. And evidently, this isn’t fast enough, nor high enough for Obama, because he’s using his “pen” and […]

School Kids Rebel Against Michelle Obama’s Healthy School Lunches As First Daughters Get Meatball Subs, Ice Cream

In a related story here at CH 2.0, we reported that over 1 million American children have stopped eating their public school lunches because the First Lady’s “Healthy” School Lunch program is failing, miserably. They’ve even taken to posting pic of the disgusting fare online. But this story, just got more interesting. It would seem that what is good enough for the rest of our children is NOT good enough for the Obama children or for the First Lady herself, it seems. CNS News decided to dig a little deeper. What exactly are Michelle O’s daughters eating at lunch? Is it […]

First Lady Whines, er Responds to Critics of her “Healthy” School Lunch Program

As reported here, over 1 million school kids have vetoed First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Healthy” School Lunch program. And the GOP has drafted legislation to try and remedy this. First lady Michelle Obama is striking back at House Republicans who are trying to weaken healthier school meal standards, saying any effort to roll back the guidelines is “unacceptable.” The rules set by Congress and the administration over the last several years require more fruits, vegetables and whole grains in the lunch line and set limits on sodium, sugar and fat. The first lady met Tuesday with school nutrition officials who […]

Kids Reject First Lady’s “Healthy” Lunches – Post Disgusting Pics of them Online

Hat/Tip to the Conservative Tribune. Basically, the liberal elites know best what is good for us and we ought to be good adults and just listen to them. The basic idea behind liberal ideology is that a completely fair, perfect, utopian society can only be achieved by elites in the government who know what’s better for you than you do. What is best for you as an individual doesn’t matter, only what is good for the collective. This line of thinking has been behind every bad big government idea known to mankind. When Hillary Clinton and other progressives think more […]

Teacher admits he helped write Common Core to end white privilege – Audience is upset

Listen to this teacher freely admit that he helped write Common Core because of his “white privilege.” The audience is visibly and audibly upset, reacting with boos, laughter and one person saying, “Oh come on!”   A teacher who helped write the controversial Common Core State Standards informed a shocked audience that he was motivated to do so because he is a “white male” who has been “given a lot of privilege that I didn’t earn.” Dr. David Pook, a professor at Granite State College and chair of the history department at the Derryfield School in Manchester, New Hampshire, had just been introduced […]

Segregation on Rise in Schools; Need Better Education; Policies Failing

According to the AP a report by the Civil Rights Project at UCLA findings showed that segregation in schools is on the rise 60 years after the Brown Supreme Court decision. Blacks, Latinos, and other minorities are making up 90 percent of the students in a number of schools in New York, Texas, California, Maryland, Illinois, and Michigan. The Civil Rights Project found that in central cities among the largest metropolitan areas contain more segregation than in suburban areas.  Do you think as citizens that we segregate ourselves of our own volition? Lower middle class individuals hang round others in […]

Third grader is asked “When would you like to visit Washington D.C. and why?”

There’s a saying “Out of the mouths of babes … thou hast perfected praise.” Youngsters have the tendency to be brutally honest at times. This little guy hit this one out of the park with his honesty …

Common Core Math Assignments; Meant to Make People Stupid?

Take a look at this common core math assignment and ask yourself if it is intentionally meant to make children stupid… Mina Boyd, whose kindergartener came home with a Common Core math workbook this week, noticed her daughter’s unusual frustration regarding one lesson entitled “Count and Write 20.” “Count and tell how many pieces of fruit. Write the number,” the assignment asks. To Boyd’s surprise, the math problem only included 19 countable apples despite several surrounding problems correctly showing 20. “They ask her to count and write 20. So she counts, counts again, and again, and says ‘mom, there’s only […]

Middle School Girls in NY Forced to Ask for Lesbian Kisses as Part of ‘Anti-Bullying’ Lesson

Of course, for the left, “anti-bullying” lessons would involve bullying children-it’s too predictable.  In a NY Middle School, 13-14 year-olds were forced to ask one another for a lesbian kiss, because that somehow prevents bullying.  Christian News, via Gateway Pundit has more… A recent anti-bullying presentation at a middle school in New York that focused on homosexuality and gender identity has angered parents after their daughters have come home to tell them they were forced to ask another girl for a kiss. According to reports, the session occurred last week at Linden Avenue Middle School in Red Hook, New York, […]

School Choice Week: Video

Heritage has a great video on school choice… This is a great example of how people can get together and accomplish when they put their minds to it. Of course, this is why leftists want to shut these schools down.  They are not tightly controlled, and can actually teach children how to read and think. Here is some more.  I got to this late in the week, but the resources are always good… This week, we’ll be highlighting school choice success stories on The Foundry. Here are some of the ways students and parents are achieving success: Charter schools. Watch […]