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What Happens When Parents Try To Do Common Core Math

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 03.31.2016 | Parents

Math sure isn't what it used to be. At least these parents think so. In a new video from BuzzFeed, a group of parents attempt to do third grade level ...

Why Was 5 x 3 = 5 + 5 + 5 Marked Wrong?

Brett Berry | Posted 11.04.2015 | Education
Brett Berry

Teachers are experts on child education. They have the best intentions for the students in mind. We don't have to agree with it, but we can respect it. If you are confused, ask teachers why they did something before you discredit a teacher on the Internet.

Frustrated Dad Shows The Complexity Of Common Core Math With One Check

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 09.22.2015 | Parents

A dad in Ohio has shaken up the Internet with a humorous take on Common Core math. After becoming frustrated while working with his second-grader on h...

Louis C.K. Has A Lot To Say About The Common Core

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 04.28.2014 | Parents

Anti-Common Core and standardized testing advocates have found an unlikely ally in comedian Louis C.K. The celebrity took to Twitter Monday to rail...

8 Questions About The Common Core You Should Know How To Answer

stateline | Adrienne Lu | Posted 12.03.2013 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline, where it was originally published. If you keep hearing about the Common Core but don’t know exactly...

The Problem With the Common Core Math Standards

Nicholas Tampio | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Nicholas Tampio

When discussing politics, citizens should speak to one another as clearly and sincerely as possible. Right now, the Common Core literature uses technical terms and tortuous prose to sell an educational philosophy that may not deliver what it promises.

Common Core Standards for Mathematics: The Real Issues

Edward Frenkel | Posted 12.10.2013 | Science
Edward Frenkel

The Common Core State Standards in Mathematics (CCSSM) have been adopted by 45 states and District of Columbia, and are due for implementation in the fall of 2014, but controversy around these standards is continuing unabated -- alas, for all the wrong reasons.

Misadventures in the Common Core

Mark Rice | Posted 05.05.2013 | New York
Mark Rice

When I first heard about the Common Core, I was excited. One article I read made it sound, well, revolutionary. Maybe it will be. What I know right now, though, is that it is asking third graders to approach math in ways that seem terribly unsuited to them.

Georgia Students Struggle On Test Tied To Common Core Math Course | Posted 04.13.2013 | Parents

Judging from students' initial experience in a new math course, Georgia's move to a common core of academic standards shared by 44 other states won't ...

New Standardized Tests Coming Next Week

Posted 11.28.2012 | Education

Pennsylvania school districts are set to administer the first wave of new statewide standardized tests, which students must pass in order to graduate ...

N.Y. Teacher Rallies Against Common Core State Tests, Says Math Is Too Difficult

Posted 10.29.2012 | Education

William Gotsch, a fourth-grade teacher at Madrid-Waddington Central School in Madrid, N.Y., is urging the state to revisit its new education standards...

N.C. Schools: Middle School Math Too Hard For Elementary Students

Gregory Kristof | Posted 06.01.2012 | Education

Under new education reforms adopted by North Carolina, gifted elementary school students will no longer be able to take middle school courses formerly...