Greatest Hits: Common Core Math Problem Blasted by Parent

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Common Core Math Problem Blasted by ParentTypical regressive action: overly complex and leading to a false conclusion. 

Common Core seems to be uncommonly stupid.  As social media allows the distribution of the nonsense, more and more Americans are finding out that the only thing common about the core is that it’s intrusive, nonsensical, and full of propaganda.  For the latest, here is a parent’s response to an overly complicated math problem…

Of course, practical reality has nothing to do with education.  In fact, I believe that is intentional.  Reality doesn’t cooperate with the regressive agenda.  Common Core should be called Common Corpse-at least Obama would get it.

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Greatest Hits: Intrusive Common Core Questionnaire

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Intrusive Common Core Questionnaire:  And the government will never misuse personal information, would they?

Here is a pic of a questionnaire sent home with a first grader.  The parent’s response indicates their opinion that it is part of common core.

Sorry, but under common core, there is no privacy-only predetermined outcomes and attitudes, and millions of low information too dumb to realize that MSNBC is a propaganda outlet.

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Greatest Hits: Common Core Math Assignments; Meant to Make People Stupid?

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Common Core Math Assignments; Meant to Make People Stupid?:  Public schools dumbing people down?  It’s more likely than you think…

Take a look at this common core math assignment and ask yourself if it is intentionally meant to make children stupid…

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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 19,’” Boyd explained on a Facebook post.

According to Kyle Olson, founder of the Common Core watchdog site Education Action Group, the workbook is produced by a well known publisher with deep Common Core ties.

“The lesson is part of a “Go Math” Common Core-aligned curriculum published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,” Olson noted.

And there you have it.  Government organized  stupidity inflicted on your children, at your expense.

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Are You Smarter Than A Common Core Fourth Grader?

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Hat/Tip to the Conservative Tribune.

“Are you smarter than a Common Core fourth grader?” That was a question posed by an Arkansas Mom after her son showed her that if he answered a math question with the simple, logical, two step answer and gave the correct number, he would still get it wrong, because he didn’t do the Common Core 108 step version of the problem.

Yes.

Really.

Common Core is falling apart — and the people leading the charge to end the controversial education standard are often the parents of frustrated children.

Karen Lamoreaux is one of those parents. During a Arkansas Board of Education meeting, the mother of three demonstrated just how ridiculous the Common Core material is.

She presented a fourth-grade division problem, and then revealed that theCommon Core curriculum requires a staggering 108 steps to solve the equation.

“I have come to the conclusion that this board is as uninformed as the parents are, or were, when these standards were adopted,” began the concerned parent.

“We were told the same thing that you were told, and that Common Core is a set of rigorous college-ready, internationally benchmarked standards that prepare our kids to compete in a global economy,” she continued.

“This is nothing more than an empty sales pitch.”

Karen Lamoreaux then held up a piece of paper and challenged the Arkansas Board of Education to actually complete a Common Core math problem (H/T Top Right News).

 

“Are you smarter than a Common Core fourth grader?” asked the parent.

“The problem is, Mr. Yamata’s class has 18 students. If the class counts around by a number, and ends with 90, what number did they count by?”

In other words, it is a simple division problem: 90 divided by 18.

One of the board members quickly came up with the correct answer of five. “And may I ask, madam, how did you come up with that answer?” asked Lamoreaux.

The administrator replied that she had simply divided 90 by 18, to come up with five.

“You know why? Because that’s what makes sense, right?” asked the parent. “That’s the way we were taught to do it.”

“This, however, is what the Common Core standards expect our fourth graders to do. If they solve it in those two steps, they get it marked wrong,” she continued.

Then Karen Lamoreaux dropped a bombshell about how Common Core demands children to solve that simple division problem.

“They are expected to draw 18 circles, with 90 hash marks, solving this problem in exactly 108 steps.”

“This is not preparing our children to compete in the global economy,” she continued. “Our children, who were testing in the 80th or higher percentile in math last year are now coming home with C’s, D’s, and F’s on their report cards.”

“Our concerns are not based on hysteria or propaganda,” Lamoreaux concluded. “They are based on fact, and we are prepared to present those facts.”

Karen Lamoreaux showed this board of education exactly what they bought into when they adopted the Common Core — something they probably were unaware of when they signed off on the new standards.

And while it’s fantastic to see everyday moms and dads get more involved in the political decisions that effect their communities, we’re in this mess today because too much decision-making has been left for too long in the hands of career politicians and bureaucrats.

It’s time for that to change. Way past time, actually.

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Video: Donald Trump Has Harsh Words for Mitt Romney And Jeb Bush at CPAC… Crowd Cheers

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Hat/Tip to the Conservative Tribune.

Donald Trump is no politician. He is a blunt, say it like it is businessman and that is a huge part of his appeal. His bluntness was on display at CPAC this year, as well.

The last week has been a bit rough for Jeb Bush. The former governor of Florida attended the Conservative Political Action Conference with high hopes for a 2016 presidential run, but he has been hit with a harsh dose of reality.

Several prominent conservatives took time in their CPAC speeches to specifically criticize the brother of George W. Bush, and remind viewers about Jeb Bush’s many moderate and even liberal positions.

At one point, members of the audience even stood up and walked out as Bush spoke.

The latest celebrity to mock Jeb is none other than Donald Trump, the real estate mogul and reality television personality.

“Jeb Bush is in favor of Common Core,” Trump declared to the crowd. “He’s weak on immigration. I don’t see him winning.”

Read the full story here.

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MUST SEE VIDEO: Tennessee High School Senior Student Decimates Common Core

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Such wisdom at so young an age. He has a bright future ahead of him, and this young man, and many more like him will be the turning point that helps us to get rid of Common Core.

Tennessee high school senior student decimates Common Core. His name is Ethan Young and he is a senior. He presented his case at the Knox County School Board regular meeting on November 6, 2013.

 

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

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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 Baton Rouge.

In the suit, Jindal argues that the Education Department’s $4.3 billion grant program “effectively forces states down a path toward a national curriculum” in violation of the state sovereignty clause in the Constitution and federal laws that prohibit national control of education content. The suit will ask a judge to declare the department’s actions unconstitutional and to keep it from disqualifying states from receiving Race to the Top funds based on a refusal to use Common Core or to participate in one of two state testing consortia tied to the department’s grant program.

Read the full story here.

HT LA Mom

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

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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 of the new academic standards linked to those exams. Christie also announced that he will launch a commission to study the effectiveness and impact of all standardized tests given in the state.chris christie

The two measures come amid growing criticism of new academic standards known as Common Core and the tests linked to them. Parents have complained that too much testing is harmful to students, while the teachers union has argued that the new exams have been rushed and that it’s too soon to judge teachers on the results. The standards have also been assailed by political conservatives who believe the federal government is defining what is taught in the classroom.

The new measure will minimize the impact of teacher evaluations from 30 percent to 10 percent in the first year and grow incrementally from there — a move welcomed by the teachers. union.

Let’s ignore for the moment how Conmon Core is yet another Obamunism Mandate. Because that alone makes it suspect. Anything that comes from the same folks who brought us Safe Schools Czar Kevin Jennings and the GLSEN reading list can’t be good for America’s children.

Christie_presidentChris Christie wants to be president. The teachers unions would very much like to stop that from happening. So why give them a win? What bizarre political calculus begat a relaxation of testing standards without a commensurate change in the curriculum behind the idiotic standardized tests?

This was Christie’s chance to differentiate himself from Obama, and by extension, Hillary Clinton. They’re the Big Government authoritarians. They push this one-size-fits-all top-down bureaucratic banality. In what universe is keeping Conmon Core intact even remotely congruent with Conservative principles?

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Jindal Kills Common Core

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Bobby Jindal, Governor of Louisiana

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 also said that the state legislature could develop their own set of guidelines.

Speaking in Baton Rouge on Wednesday, Mr. Jindal said he sent a letter to the Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers notifying them that the state will not use the tests it is developing for Common Core. He also issued an executive order requiring state education officials to have competitive bidding for the standardized tests.

He also directed the state education officials to develop “Louisiana standards” that state lawmakers could take up in their next legislative session.

The legislature did not act to scrap Common Core during its legislative session earlier this month.

This makes the fourth state to reject Common Core. Indiana, South Carolina and Oklahoma have also decided to scrap it.

However, there seems to be push back already in Louisiana.

Meanwhile, a top education official in the state says Jindal can’t unilaterally get rid of the standards so they will implement them anyway.

“The state will continue to implement the Common Core Standards… this is a long term plan we have been working on for four years and committed to another 10 years of implementation. We are not willing to subject our children to last minute changes to throw our system into educational chaos,” said John White, the state’s superintendent of schools.

His detractors are saying this is merely a political move, so Jindal can appeal to the grassroots Tea Party movement which is against Common Core, in preparations for the 2016 presidential elections.

Since the Louisiana governor showed early support for Common Core standards, some are calling his change of heart a political maneuver as he considers a run for the White House.

“This is an important enough matter where we’ve got to take a stand, and as governor of this great state, one of my responsibilities is to make sure we don’t give up on our Tenth Amendment right,” Jindal said, reports the Washington Times. “That we don’t give up to the federal government powers that don’t belong to the federal government. These are powers that belong to state and local government. This is an important enough fight.”

Read the full story here.

 

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

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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 at the event at New Hampshire Institute of Politics on Monday night when he delved into his ties to Common Core.

“The reason why I helped write the standards and the reason why I am here today is that as a white male in society I am given a lot of privilege that I didn’t earn,” he said.

Read more here.

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Common Core Lessons Spew Racist Propaganda

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Never be deceived into thinking the liberals ever stop lying.  It’s in their very nature to spew untruths in order to make their agenda stick.  For more evidence of this, look no further than the racist propaganda they disseminate in Common Core.  Here is the latest, in which any and all opposition to Barak Obama is portrayed as racist…

With the introduction of Common Core ‘standards’, schools around the nation have witnessed not only a decline in the academic standards expected of children under the guise of improving problem solving skills, but we have seen numerous examples of children being exposed to very disturbing and dangerous lessons.

Much has been made of the nonsensical Math lessons courtesy of Common Core and the elimination of the great classics of literature in favor of informative, progressive pieces. However, one lesson that should concern Americans comes courtesy of Barack Obama himself. His biography has been, not surprisingly, designated as an approved piece of Common Core literature. As a result, 4th graders in some parts of America are being taught a narrative as reality that we have witnessed the President and his lackey media push over the last 5 years. Our children are being taught that America is, at its core, a racist nation.

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Once again, we see that any resistance to Obama is racist.  But, at the same time, horrible insults to Allen West, Herman Cain, and other Conservatives are not considered racist, even when the party of slavery, Jim Crow, and Planned Parenthood are those saying them.  And, Common Core is just another vehicle in which to pump racism into the minds of children.

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Mother of Student “Suspended” for Opionion on Common Core

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Public schools are agents of liberalism.  Therefore, expect force and censorship to be part of the methodology.  Take the example of Katherine Duran, who was “suspended” from her son’s school for opposing Common Core…

A school in Sacramento, California, has suspended a mom over her stance against Common Core.

You read that correctly, the Mark Twain School in Sacramento has told the mother of a 12-year-old student that she has been suspended for two weeks. Police in Sacramento served the 14-day suspension to Katherine Duran in her home following a disagreement with the school over the soon-to-be enacted Common Core standards.

Initially, the school claimed that Duran has distributed information about how to opt out of Common Core.  However, that is not the case…

The concerned mom signed an “opt-out” form and asked her son to take a few copies to school and hand them out to his friends to take home to their parents. The school’s principal then confiscates the forms. When Duran heard that the papers were taken away from her son, she visited the school and confronted principal Rosario Guillen. It was that meeting, according to the school, that triggered the police visiting the Duran home with the suspension order.

And how did the school respond to factual information being distributed regarding Common Core?

Duran sent us a copy of the opt-out information that was offered by her son to his classmates. This is the first page of a four-page set that of papers contained the basic information about Common Core’s Smarter Balanced Pilot Testing Program as well as instructions on how to opt-out of the testing, and  a set of blank opt-out forms.

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During the course of our conversation, Duran explained that the first day her son handed some of these information packets to his classmates, the school took notice. The principal made an all school announcement over the public address system stating that, “inappropriate materials” were handed out by a student and all of them needed to be turned in to the school. Christopher reportedly told his mom that all of the packets were collected and turned into the office.

So, when the school discovered that children might escape their control, they confiscated the information, and then attempted to punish the MOTHER of the child that distributed it.

So, it follows the standard liberal treatment…

1.  Engage in some tyrannical or inept activity (usually both).

2.  Cover up any evidence of the failure, or conceal ways to escape it.

3.  Punish those that expose the failure, or assist people in escaping said failure.

 

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Common Core Math Assignments; Meant to Make People Stupid?

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Take a look at this common core math assignment and ask yourself if it is intentionally meant to make children stupid…

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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 19,’” Boyd explained on a Facebook post.

According to Kyle Olson, founder of the Common Core watchdog site Education Action Group, the workbook is produced by a well known publisher with deep Common Core ties.

“The lesson is part of a “Go Math” Common Core-aligned curriculum published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,” Olson noted.

And there you have it.  Government organized  stupidity inflicted on your children, at your expense.

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Fourth Grade Common Core Assignment Uses Adultery as Topic

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As time wears on, we see more and more examples of exceptionally inappropriate Common Core assignments.  Here is the latest, because all fourth graders need to know about how daddy got busted in adultery. 

“Making inferences is a skill with which students often need much practice.” So begins the syntactically challenged introduction to a series of Common Core-related educational materials at a site called eReadingWorksheets.com.

The worksheets and the site were created by Donald Morton, who — judging from the photograph accompanying the bio under “About” — is a cat. He is also, he informs the visitor, “a prolific online reading, language arts, and teaching enthusiast. Holding a B.A. in English from Northern Illinois University, and as a masters of arts candidate at Northeastern Illinois University, Mr. Morton has been immersed in the higher study of the reading and language arts for the last decade.”

Common Core seems commonly horrific.  Then again, it is a government program.  And, not only is it ia government program, it is run by democrats.  Consider that an amplifier of the failure.

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Common Core Math Problem Blasted by Parent

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Common Core seems to be uncommonly stupid.  As social media allows the distribution of the nonsense, more and more Americans are finding out that the only thing common about the core is that it’s intrusive, nonsensical, and full of propaganda.  For the latest, here is a parent’s response to an overly complicated math problem…

Of course, practical reality has nothing to do with education.  In fact, I believe that is intentional.  Reality doesn’t cooperate with the regressive agenda.  Common Core should be called Common Corpse-at least Obama would get it.

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Intrusive Common Core Questionnaire

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Here is a pic of a questionnaire sent home with a first grader.  The parent’s response indicates their opinion that it is part of common core.

Sorry, but under common core, there is no privacy-only predetermined outcomes and attitudes, and millions of low information too dumb to realize that MSNBC is a propaganda outlet.

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