Monday, August 19, 2013

Edukating the Future Low Information Voter

It’s a program that those with math phobias are sure to love. Welcome to Common Core, the Obama administration’s new curriculum for public schools, where even wrong answers are acceptable.

We’ve all been taught that 2+1=3, but under Common Core the answer could be 4, or pretty much any number you want to offer – as long as you can explain how you calculated the problem, according to a video posted by The Daily Caller.

In the video, a curriculum coordinator in the suburban Chicago community of Grayslake explains that right answers don’t really count in math.

“Even if they said, ‘3 x 4 was 11,’ if they were able to explain their reasoning and explain how they came up with their answer really in, umm, words and oral explanation, and they showed it in the picture but they just got the final number wrong, we’re really more focusing on the how,” the coordinator, Amanda August, says in the video.

Someone in the audience asks if teachers will correct students who don’t know basic math, and August replies, but doesn’t really answer the question.