Common Core Standards are extracting common sense from Math in K-12 education.
For years we were taught to memorize simple math facts like nine plus six; we just knew it was 15. Not anymore. Common Core requires students to understand why nine plus six equals 15.
The NBC news affiliate in Buffalo, N.Y., WGRZ, is broadcasting a series of video segments called “Homework Helpers”. These are meant to help parents confused by the Common Core homework brought home by their children.
These videos demonstrate how long it takes to do a simple math problem using Common Core.
Check out how Common Core wants children to do basic addition and subtraction in the videos below.
Common Core transcends simply dumbing down America’s children, it’s extracting common sense from K-12 education.
The following 34 states have introduced anti-Common Core legislation:
Alabama; Arizona; Arkansas; Colorado; Florida; Georgia; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maryland; Michigan; Minnesota (Data Privacy bill); Mississippi; Missouri; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York; North Carolina; Ohio; Oklahoma; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Utah; Tennessee; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming
The following 16 states have either withdrawn or are in the process of withdrawing from the Common Core test consortia:
Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Florida; Georgia; Indiana; Idaho; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Oklahoma; Pennsylvania; South Carolina; Tennessee; Utah
These 27 states have introduced legislation that bans the use of PARCC or SBAC assessments:
Alabama; Arizona; Arkansas; Colorado; Florida; Georgia; Indiana; Illinois; Iowa; Kansas; Louisiana; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Missouri; Mississippi; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; Ohio; Oklahoma; Pennsylvania; South Carolina; Tennessee; Utah; West Virginia; Wyoming
Executive orders have been issued by the governors of these 10 states regarding the Common Core or the test consortia:
Arizona; Connecticut; Florida; Georgia; Iowa; Oklahoma; Louisiana; Maine; Mississippi; New Jersey.
Alaska, Nebraska, Texas, and Virginia never adopted the Common Core standards, and Minnesota only adopted the Common Core English Language Arts standards.