Everyone hates Common Core. Everyone but the progressive mandarins. David Coleman, Jewish Ivy Leaguer, has since moved on to be in charge of the SAT. Jeez, wonder what changes are in store for the College Board tests. People are fired up, well the people who care about their kids education. Not people who answer yes on phone surveys that they value education, but people who are engaged in their children's schooling. They post links on Faceborg about Common Core idiocy. Teachers rip it as more dumb educating to testing and bemoan how it takes away from real teaching. They all miss the point. Common Core is not about educating students. Common Core is about social indoctrination and passing the dumber and dumber students through system.
Of course, Common Core has civics and other lessons that push the current progressive thought. Is this any different than the last seventy years of education? The overt nature of the brainwashing is what is different, whereas in the past they tried to be a bit more subtle and still celebrated dead white men. That is weird though, because even in the '80s my teachers were telling me the Marxist or Zinn line that history was about the little people and others, not just the great men of history. The progressives need to brainwash consistently because the channels for distribution (Internet) and possible exit (homeschooling and private schools) have loosened their ability to control the masses. Why else would a 20 year old black male rape a white woman over 80 during a robbery? It's not sexual attraction. It's taught hate. He needs an education and media system to tell him to hate those with white privilege.
The subject everyone mentions is math. Yes, the math is taught incredibly dumb, frustrating parents. Here is an example.
Solve for 211 x 3
The kid then is suppose to write it out like so: 200 + 200 + 200 + 10 + 10 + 10 + 1 + 1 + 1
There are also simple subtraction problems that involve having kids set up a grid:
Solve for 42 - 11
The kid is suppose to do this: (Imagine squares for the Xs)
11 + X = 15
15 + X = 20
20 + X = 30
30 + X = 40
40 + X = 42
The kid adds up all of the X spots to get the number.
"OMG that is so dumb!", "Herr derr, how dumb is that!?!!?", and "It takes 3 seconds to do it the normal way", are often seen when people mock this math. Step outside your k-selection bubble, outside the middle to upper class bubble, outside being someone who can do math. Think about Mayson the trailer park white kid, La'un'dry in the ghetto or Jesus in the barrio. Those methods above just saved their ass. Now all they have to do is COUNT for multiplication. For subtraction, all they have to do is get to the 5s and 10s and everyone knows how to count by 5s and tens. Sesame Street does it from day one. I specifically used these examples because I have seen them mocked. Look at them again. Notice anything. No carrying a number on that multiplication. No "take away" model on that subtraction problem. That is where dumb kids often make mistakes. These new methods are time consuming but golly, they'll get it right.
These methods are dumb, but they are intended to help a disadvantaged kid just get a right answer. Keep that kid in school. Not your kid, that kid. Is that kid becoming an engineer or doctor? No. These false self esteem boosts will hit reality when algebra, geometry and trigonometry shows up. "But I was so good at math at 8!?!?" will be the lament. Your kid or an Asian immigrant's kid will take care of that. The goal is to shepherd them through school with enough positives that they do not drop out. They are giving grade schoolers high honors for attendance now in ghetto school districts. Once a high school graduate, they can go to college and get credentialed. Do not worry about their SAT scores stopping them from going to university. Good old David Coleman will dumb that down enough, and the system will have all new debt slaves. We may eventually reach a point of 100% of high school students going to college while we get lapped by every OECD country in scholastic aptitude.