Call it Common Core or just plain socialist indoctrination public school brainwashing, students are being punished for dong basic math correctly.
If I were to ask you to write out 5×3=15 as an addition problem, what would you write? Many of you would write 5+5+5=15 and if you were in one classroom you would be marked wrong for giving a right answer. One student did just that and was marked wrong. The teacher wrote the right answer as being 3+3+3+3+3=15. I would have argued with the teachers that her answer more closely represents 3×5 instead of 5×3 but then I always was a rebel for standing up what I believed to be right and still do.
Another question on the same test asked the student to calculate 4×6 by using an array. Logically, the student did as I would do and created an array of 4 columns and 6 rows to come up with the answer of 24. Again the student was marked wrong and the teacher wrote an array of 4 rows and 6 columns for a total of 24 as being the correct answer.
If you think this is absurd, then you are absolutely correct. I was always taught that 5×3 is the same as 3×5 and that 4×6 is the same as 6×4. One of the very first lessons a student learns in basic algebra is AxB=BxA. To think that students are being taught that AxB is right but BxA is wrong will only confuse them and make it much harder to learn. It will also drive many more students into hating math and thinking it’s too hard.
I, like many others are quick to blame the Common Core Math Standards for this ridiculousness, but Common Core isn’t entirely to blame. They set the standards for what students should learn at certain stages of their education and even provide helps for teachers on how to teach the lessons. However, in many cases, Common Core does not spell out specifics on what is right or wrong on math problems like those above; that comes from the perverted public education system that is ruining America. They don’t care about teaching students how to get right answers, but rather how to do it their way or no way, regardless of coming up with the right answers in the end.
Socialists began taking over the public school system a century ago. They stated that having your children for 6 to 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, 9 months a year for 12 years that they could change the nation in just a couple of generations. What we are seeing today in America proves just how right they were. Young adults are embracing more liberal and socialistic ideology than ever before. They are turning away from all of the foundational values that made America great.
The vast majority of children from evangelical homes walk away from the church after graduating high school because godless, self-centered evolution has been drilled into them as pointed out by T.C. Pinckney when he stated:
“In a talk at Southwestern Seminary Josh McDowell noted that less than 1/3 of today’s youth attend church. If he is right and 67% do not go to church and then we lose 70% of those who do, that means that within two years of finishing high school only 10% of young Americans will attend church.” [T.C. Pinckney, ‘We Are Losing Our Children!’ Remarks to Southern Baptists Convention Executive Committee 18 September 2001.]
Public schools have now become one of America’s worst enemies. They are turning millions of young people into socialistic robots, trained to follow the liberal establishment all the way down to the destruction of America. To save our nation and our children, it is vital that we get them away from the public schools if at all possible. If not possible, then parents have to get involved with what their kids are being taught and be ready to counter and correct the liberal socialist and godless brainwashing they are receiving.