When it comes to Common Core, there are a myriad of jokes about it. There’s the kid who informed his teacher in matter-of-fact fashion that “you cannot make 10 with 8 + 5.”
There was the electronics engineer who consoled his kid that in the real world, “simplification is valued over complication” and that using Common Core methods on the job would result in “termination.”
Now, there’s one of the funnier jabs at Common Core in a while, this one coming via Twitter about a man in Ohio who decided to “put his money where his mouth is.”
If you check out the amount, it’s made out in “Common Core math.” So, if Millridge Elementary school wants to cash it, it’s going to have to explain to the bank cashier how it works (talk about an exercise in futility.)
The Washington Post recently ran a story about Ohio’s “confusing” Common Core standards that illustrates the issues with the program.
After giving students an online test in math and English language arts, it turned out that only one-third were “proficient” in the subjects; the standards were subsequently lowered so that it appeared that 65 percent were “proficient.”
According to Education Week, as of June 2015, four states did not adopt Common Core, and at least three states have pulled out of the state testing standards.