A Crashing Train of Thought

Kenneth Ye, a Tennessee student, speaks to an education board against Common Core, corporate involvement, and how the US education is turning into China’s high stress, exam driven, education system.

priceofliberty:

Is this really what Common Core is all about?
6 + 7 = 13
13 + 20 + 10 = 43.
How hard is that?

priceofliberty:

Is this really what Common Core is all about?

6 + 7 = 13

13 + 20 + 10 = 43.

How hard is that?

heritage-and-tradition:

I don’t understand in the least bit why this weird line method was used rather than basic subtraction. I agree with the parent, in the real world, simplification is valued over complication.

heritage-and-tradition:

I don’t understand in the least bit why this weird line method was used rather than basic subtraction. I agree with the parent, in the real world, simplification is valued over complication.

dubiousradical:

the new math common core is confusing as hell.

Imagine getting the answer right but your teacher marks it as wrong because you used the old method. They did that to my niece.

dubiousradical:

the new math common core is confusing as hell.

Imagine getting the answer right but your teacher marks it as wrong because you used the old method. They did that to my niece.

I heard a talk show host speak up about Berlin’s new public nudity policy; he said the same thing everyone does: no one wants to see naked people because most bodies are gross… even my body is gross.

What these people fail to realize is that once you see a lot of naked people in all shapes and sizes, you get desensitized, you stop being critical and offended, and you see nothing more than a body.