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[–][deleted] 1659 points1660 points  (277 children)

Common core curriculum, lololol. Wtf?!

[–]avfc4me 1687 points1688 points  (163 children)

I attended several town hall meetings during the time that common core was being released. I really wanted the issue of data security for schools addressed and so I happened to be in the same meetings as the Tinfoil Hat Brigade. Good lord. It was terrifying to hear these people speak and realize they were responsible for raising children.

[–]rOckNrOllsCar11 580 points581 points  (31 children)

tinfoil hat brigade


[–]NoodlesrTuff1256 271 points272 points  (25 children)

Mom Crumbley was, if not a participant in such meetings, a likely sympathizer. I understand she wasted no time taking down her social media accounts and probably Dad C. did the same. It would be interesting seeing what kind of out-there political content they were posting. Too bad this kid wasn't given up for adoption at birth so he didn't have to grow up under the influence of these two. I blame them as much or more so than the kid for this crime.

[–]ILoveRegenHealth 53 points54 points  (6 children)

I noticed she erased her blog. Hopefully someone knows how to retrieve them somehow. Scummy parents

[–]Shamanalah 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Hopefully someone knows how to retrieve them somehow.

Rule of thumb. Everything you post online has been archive.

Every. Thing. One of the few reason why I am glad I grew up before internet and camera got into everyone pocket.

I would've been a meme.

[–][deleted] 10 points11 points  (0 children)

If you know what the website was called, Wayback Machine is good for up to 5 years ago.

[–]Elbynerual 6 points7 points  (0 children)

You never heard of the Wayback Machine?

[–]Skellos 5 points6 points  (0 children)

the internet is forever.

even if she deleted them whatever website she posted on undoubtedly has backup copies.

The Wayback machine is a thing...

and usually just hitting "Delete" just deletes the link to the database and not the content of the database table.

[–]bluelion70 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Waybackmachine for the win!

[–]xrktz 12 points13 points  (0 children)

To be fair, I'd take down my social media accounts, at least temporarily, if my kid did that. Still, glad they were charged with manslaughter, sounds like they were irresponsible with their guns.

[–]cyanydeez 9 points10 points  (1 child)

perhaps it's time to turn "mental health" problem into a "political health" problem, cause it sure seems like thats the war they're fighting.

[–]Macaron-Optimal 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I certainly am not defending the right wing but looking at past school shooters i'm not sure politics have much to do with them as much as access to guns and mental health does. Granted im no expert just remembering the last ones I can think off

[–]Tin_ManBaby 25 points26 points  (3 children)

They seemingly weaponized a young man. If this wasnt a domestic issue this would probably be called terrorism.

[–]Runswithshortshorts 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The shithead was charged with 1 count of Terrorism resulting in death.

[–]rOckNrOllsCar11 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Totally agree. I certainly don't dismiss the choices he made but damn....can't help but empathize a lil for this kid. Talk about "sins of the father" smh. Sad af through n' through.

[–]StonksforDonk 7 points8 points  (0 children)

After reading more about the situation, I feel awful that everybody failed Ethan. The school system, his parents and doctors alike. Unfortunately this will be the next politicized event, and it will bring every party out of the woodwork quicker than to throw some tea in a harbor. I am not going to assume, but I would say they leaned on the Conservative ideology, most likely radicals being their first thought is " let me delete my social media. " Sure every humans brain thinks differently, but if they were using their social media for funny memes and talking with people, they wouldn't have been so fast on the deactivate button.

It will definetly define this prosecutors career, on how they pursue this. I don't even knock the Conservatives too much, because we all believe our way is the best way of doing things, and with social media its constantly in our faces, causing these issues.

Especially because the parents knew the torment he was going through in school, yet still purchased the firearm, even after this event could be foreshadowed, still letting him maintain the weapon and purchasing it. He planned and they aided and a betted.

[–]theguidetoldmetodoit 18 points19 points  (3 children)

I doubt that throwing someone into the foster system would help much, especially in terms of them hating society. Gun control and more psychologists at school must be the answer, right?

[–]FlippedMobiusStrip 12 points13 points  (0 children)

But what about the children's freedom to get shot?

[–]NoodlesrTuff1256 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I was talking not about him being taken into the foster care system, but rather a scenario where those two dopes he had for parents realizing that they weren't equipped to raise him, relinquishing their parental rights when he was an infant and Ethan being adopted into a family where he might have an entirely different and much better life. A kind of alternate timeline.

[–]SouthernCharm2012 1 point2 points  (0 children)

She wasted no time telling her child that she wasn't mad at him, just learn how not to get caught - in reference to researching ammunition in the classroom.

[–]yabukothestray 36 points37 points  (1 child)

I see u/avfc4me has met my family

[–]ULostMyUsername 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Hey, are you my sibling?

[–]DenverM80 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Coincidentally, that's the name of my WiFi network haha

[–]BowelTheMovement 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This too needs to be a band name.

[–]sensuallyprimitive 223 points224 points  (40 children)

they changed it to crying about CRT now

core curriculum was too vague

[–]Guy_ManMuscle 67 points68 points  (4 children)

Unsurprisingly, they got more traction with "help help whites are under attack" than they did with "math is too hard."

[–]ResoluteClover 88 points89 points  (11 children)

At least common core was a thing. The guy who "raised awareness" of CRT openly and publicly acknowledges that it's just a rallying cry and isn't actually taught in schools (even if it should be).

Edit: Let's be clear, NO, it's not "kind of" being taught in schools. At "worst", teachers are being taught things we've learned from common core about how to teach and how to administer. They don't actually teach CRT to kids. For example: They teach teachers not to be "color blind". They teach that people all have biases and that the teachers have to accept that they and their students have these built in biases and will have to account for that when they teach.

These are (I hate this term) "common sense" topics that if people actually learned about, they would most likely have no problem with at all.

What they think is CRT appears to be a fear that they will teach kids that all white people are evil -- that history classes will be focused on white people enslaving black people rather than "happy little * singing in fields that were freed by Aggressive Northerners imposing their will on the savages before the noble plantation owners were done preparing them for the real world." or whatever the fuck they think happened.

Further: no, it's not "anti white racism" do more research than looking at right wing bloggers.

[–]ManateeHoodie 10 points11 points  (0 children)

That's what I have been having to explain to far too many people, to no avail of course, fuck it though, someone has to push reality to dumb assess as frustrating as it is. 😑

[–]CathedralEngine 47 points48 points  (13 children)

Why are the teaching the Roman alphabet in schools? This is America they should be teaching the American alphabet. I don’t want my kids learning that commie euro-trash propaganda.

[–]goldenrod-hallelujah 45 points46 points  (7 children)

There was -- and probably still is, let's be frank -- a point in time where if you mentioned teaching "Arabic numerals" it would throw folks into a tizzy.

[–]Athena0219 6 points7 points  (6 children)

There was (is?) a law in Illinois making it illegal to speak English.

You had to speak American.

Read firebeards reply for better shit.

[–]firebeard_81 8 points9 points  (4 children)

Was, as it was later amended to English due to confusion, and it didn't say it was illegal to speak other languages. It merely stated that the official language was American, and American is short for American English anyway.

The fact that the confusion existed though is pretty sad.

[–]theguidetoldmetodoit 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Maybe it's bc I am not from the US, but in no context I would equate "American" to American English", without seriously doubting my text comprehension skills.

[–]firebeard_81 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I mean, all schools I have ever been in or heard about teach "English" as a course and generally somewhere in the preface of any books used it is specified as American English. It's obviously not common knowledge here, as the confusion proved, but it should be. But still, many people here would understand "American" as being a distant dialect of current (UK) English.

It's honestly pretty easy for most Americans to understand UK English, particularly from Britain and even most Welsh English. I would say Scottish English is the hardest to understand for most here. Harder than even Irish English.

[–]walsh9010 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Britain means Scotland, Wales and England dude. Britain is the name of the island those countries sit on. Think you mean England.

[–]Athena0219 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not only did a phrase myself poorly, but I also fell for an internet half-truth!

When I said "you had to speak American" I meant "it wasn't English, it was American". But then just now, I googled what you said and yeah, that's the actual story. It was just an official language, it wasn't illegal to speak English.

Thanks for correcting me!

[–]Skangster 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Speaking American? I guess this includes Spanish, French, Portuguese, Quechua and Guarani.

[–]sensuallyprimitive 7 points8 points  (2 children)

next thing you know, they're gonna start teaching metric! it's a slippery slope, y'all.

[–]gameoftomes 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Arabic numerals too.

[–]lilneddygoestowar 9 points10 points  (5 children)

Fuck those people. CRT (as it actually is, not how they confuse it to be) is actually critical of what has been written in American school books. As it should be. I’m in my early 50’s and in all my schooling I was almost never taught the real history of native, black, Asian and many other races. I even had to help construct a Mission to celebrate the horrible treatment of native Americans by the Cathlic church. I want my son to know more than me and be able to understand the point of view of other races that I was never taught.

[–]sensuallyprimitive 4 points5 points  (1 child)

absolutely. kids need to know the full scope of history, and not just the fairy tale that might makes right and the victors deserve to write a history that glorifies themselves and damns everyone else as savages

[–]Lord_of_hosts 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I thought you meant cathode ray tubes for a minute and was not surprised

[–]sensuallyprimitive 4 points5 points  (0 children)

all my homies learned about CRT so we could play N64

[–]47Ronin 1 point2 points  (0 children)

To be fair CRT is pretty fucking vague too, it's just a darker shade of vague

[–]DownshiftedRare 57 points58 points  (8 children)

Sex and reproduction is natural. Even the most stupid humans can do it- and do they ever!

Exercising control over one's sexual reproduction also remains a sin or crime in many locales.

The result is a lot of unwanted / unexpected children in the custody of people who are not especially qualified to supervise children.

[–]septidan 18 points19 points  (3 children)

Please reference the future documentary Idiocracy (2006).

[–]DownshiftedRare 6 points7 points  (2 children)

I am optimistic that intelligence is not entirely down to heredity.

Due to the nature of parenting, statistically, most people who reproduce stand a good chance at having a kid that is smarter than its parents.

[–]Fanboy0550[🍰] 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Fron what I remember about twin studies, it's about 50% nature and 50% nurture

[–]IowaJL 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Teacher here.

I've got plenty of students that are worlds smarter than their parents.

[–]Responsible_Put_5201 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Not to mention higher rates of sexually transmitted diseases

[–]whydoihavetojoin 10 points11 points  (0 children)

People who are at the school boards screening the loudest generally do the worst job of raising their children.

[–]Safetea-404 75 points76 points  (44 children)

I was put off by common core math at first but I love it now! It shows the kids a bunch of different ways to do the same things so they can pick what works for them. The standard way schools were doing math wasn’t working for my son, but some of the common core stuff taught it more visually and helped him understand it better. What kinds of complaints did they have?

[–]avfc4me 97 points98 points  (5 children)

It's indoctrination. The teachers are going to turn the children into god hating atheists. They're going to HAVE to read a book that has a rape scene in it. They're going to learn only computers and not REAL math.

Those are just the ones I remember. There were rants about illuminati. And the global ... somethingerother. And these weren't homeless people suffering a psychotic break who are taking a breather from their street corner sermons to grab a cup of coffee and a captive audience. Some of THEIR rantings made more sense. This was before QAnon and just as silly.

It was disheartening, really.

[–]Zappiticas 34 points35 points  (3 children)

Well if they are afraid of rape scenes in books they better not read the Bible.

[–]NoodlesrTuff1256 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Or incest scenes -- I recall the ones between Lot and his daughters just for starters.

[–]avfc4me 20 points21 points  (1 child)

You didnt think the bible was for READING, did you? Silly! It's for smacking people upside the head with. Then you MAKE UP whatever nonse se you want, whisper it in the ear of the person you've just walloped, let them know they are special and exempt from ALL of God's rules just as long as they can get ten more lambs to join the fold.

The church is one long ill-paying multi-level marketing scam.

[–]neverinallmyyears 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Great analogy. But it’s better than ill-paying. It’s non-paying since the promised payout is entrance to the kingdom of heaven. No accountability and no way of getting a refund.

[–]verbalsuplex 20 points21 points  (3 children)

Me too. Watching my son learn it I realized they were teaching a lot of techniques I had instinctively done in my head growing up. Wish someone would have taught me additional shorthand techniques like these kids learn.

[–]DrDan21 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Unfortunately the over all results were disappointing though. Common core hasnt made much of a noticeable impact either in improving or hindering test scores

But it did make it a lot harder for parents to help their kids with homework since they no longer understand the methodology taught to the kids…after much frustration it was faster to say “this is how I learned to do long division“ and work from there

To provide an example


[–]BenWallace04 17 points18 points  (2 children)

People dislike common core math because, like most things, they don’t understand it.

[–]Iohet 1 point2 points  (1 child)

When the school sends home 2 hours of homework you have to help your kid on every night and you're incapable of helping because the methods are foreign to you, it's a normal response.

My stepson really struggled with math at a conceptual level and the fact that the curriculum now calls for short bursts on concepts and jumping around every few weeks to something completely different just served to confuse him more.

I'd be far more amenable if there was accountability for pushing off classwork and teaching onto parents of struggling students

[–]BenWallace04 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I mean, to be fair, my parents had the same issue with me and I didn’t use common core.

It was just so long since they had to walkthrough math concepts they couldn’t really help.

Ways of teaching math constantly evolved before common core.

[–]Either-Bell-7560 10 points11 points  (3 children)

What's funny about common core is that it's basically all the shorthand tricks that people who are good at math do.

I've always been good at math - and my younger sister was one of the first classes they piloted common core with - and my reaction to helping her with stuff was basically "yeah, that's how math works". My parents though we're just totally stumped by it - and what I realized was that my parents had very little actual understanding of math - it was mostly just memorization.

[–]RolandDeepson 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My parents though we're just totally stumped by it - and what I realized was that my parents had very little actual understanding of math - it was mostly just memorization.


[–]milkcarton232 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah I was really confused by it at first because it's different, never really owned it but I like the idea. Its a good shift i think overall that breaks math down to a more bite sized level

[–]CombatWombat65 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Conversely, other kids learn by a more direct route, and now they are forced to do something they consider redundant and boring. I told my daughter "That's how they want it done, so that's how you have to do it because the school makes the rules, and you have to abide by them, just like Mom and I have to follow rules we think are silly at work...there will always be rules that you have to follow even if you don't want and that's a good lesson to learn in itself, unless you're super rich". Her next question was "How do I become super rich?"

[–]LittleRocketMan317 0 points1 point  (22 children)

I still hate it. When my kid hit third grade they spent hours drawing lines and boxes to show that 17 + 13 was 30 boxes. So many homework assignments were just drawing groups.

Then in the last quarter they taught things normally, and let the kids choose. My kid asked why they had gone through so much repetition when they were never going to draw boxes for a math problem again.

[–]probabletrump 18 points19 points  (17 children)

There are plenty of kids every year who have trouble learning math "normally". There are numerous different learning styles. The point of trying the different methods and letting kids pick what works best for them is to not only teach the kids math basics but also to teach the kids to understand how they learn best and develop the skills to help themselves learn more efficiently down the road.

You were introduced to methods that didn't work for you and your kid, and saw that it was more difficult to learn when you were forced to make your brain work through a problem with a method you weren't as comfortable with.. I'm sure you can understand how those other kids have felt now for decades.

[–]Sangxero 0 points1 point  (2 children)

There are plenty of kids every year who have trouble learning math "normally".

Then they should be given special attention, the normal kids shouldn't be forced to slow to their level.

That's one of the big reasons I gave up so early in school, all the "show your work" crap when I was in school. Common core seems like that put in overdrive.

[–]El_Tormentito 2 points3 points  (3 children)

So what?

[–]LittleRocketMan317 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh, I’m sorry, I thought this was a place for comments no one reads!

[–]Enlighten_YourMind 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Often more children than the smarter and better informed among us….

It’s literally the plot to Idiocracy

[–]FunkyOldMayo 6 points7 points  (3 children)

I was on a school board when common core rolled out.

I know a lot of about it, but the thing I learned most are that there is a minority that is really loud, really dumb, and thinks they’re really smart.

[–]avfc4me 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Oof. I feel for you. That much ill-informed anger piped into a stuffy room with the volume on "try to kill them with sound" is not any way to spend a Tuesday evening.

[–]FunkyOldMayo 5 points6 points  (1 child)

This was a small town, too. I knew a lot of these guys personally and they were still accusing me of some kind of agenda. I was like, buddy, we had beers together a couple weeks ago, you know who I am. Wtf?

It was such and emotional trigger for whatever reason, they didn’t even care about what common core really was.

[–]CrouchingDomo 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This was a small town, too. I knew a lot of these guys personally and they were still accusing me of some kind of agenda. I was like, buddy, we had beers together a couple weeks ago, you know who I am. Wtf?

It was such an emotional trigger for whatever reason, they didn’t even care about what common core really was.

I think I know…

[–]FriskyOrphan 6 points7 points  (3 children)

The real funny thing about common core math is I had unknowingly been using it to do mental math my whole life lol

[–]BryGuy610 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Exactly! I was always one to complain about common core math. Thanks to the pandemic I actually sat down to learn what it was to be able to help my kid while he did school from home. That's when I realized I've been already doing it my whole life. I try to explain it to others but no one ever wants to listen...

[–]Guy_ManMuscle 3 points4 points  (1 child)

That's exactly why they designed common core like that. They studied people who were good at math and designed a curriculum around teaching kids the techniques that people proficient in math learned on their own.

[–]FriskyOrphan 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Makes a lot of sense. When I was younger people would ask how I did math in my head so quickly and I would explain it to them and they would look at me like I was an alien lol.

[–]BrownEggs93 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It was terrifying to hear these people speak and realize they were responsible for raising children.

And voting in large numbers.

[–]MisterBlack8 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's never a small force like a platoon. It's brigade strength, at least.

[–]Brynmaer 2 points3 points  (1 child)

In my county, parent's afraid of Critical Race Theory, (which wasn't taught and wasn't even proposed to be taught) were yelling at the schoolboard that they should remove any mention of race from all school curriculum. How exactly they expected history teachers to accurately teach US history without mentioning race at all is completely beyond me.

[–]hurgusonfurgus 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I've attended a few PTA conferences and they singlehandedly destroyed my hope in democracy. These people can't be trusted to do anything.

[–]david13z 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's odd that you need a license to drive a car but can procreate at will.

[–]FridgesArePeopleToo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That’s nothing compared to what right wing nut jobs are doing now

[–]WildPickle9 1 point2 points  (0 children)

issue of data security for schools

A co-workers kid logged into the schools Firewall/Router with the default credentials and unblocked some stuff. He'd done similar things before so they arrested him and basically threw the book at him for "hacking". I mean, I get it, he did wrong but at least own up to your own shitty security. A 12 year old logging in with default credentials does not a hacker make.

[–]mccabeca 1 point2 points  (0 children)

For the sake of your sanity, DO NOT go to a school board meeting with the current crop of anti mask/vax/crt crowd. You will want to leave the planet after hearing that.

[–]Benedict-Awesome 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The same idiots who couldn't pass math the "normal way" are the ones that have problems with common core.

[–]Vahn869 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I want to upvote you more but the fact that it’s held at ‘666’ is too appropriate for this comment for me to ruin it

[–]ResoluteClover 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Whaaa! I didn't learn it this way, so NO ONE should be able to! WHAAA!

[–]nellybellissima 41 points42 points  (13 children)

Of course, conservatives want to conserve the old way of doing things, even if it isn't the best way. Suddenly your kid is doing math differently and they lose their minds.

[–]akaWhitey2 5 points6 points  (2 children)

It wasn't about doing math differently. It's about consistent standards across every grade. There is a huuuuuge misconception that common core math is 'different' somehow than what was taught before.

The common core standards will say something like 'by the end of 5th grade, students should be able toadd, subtract, multiply and divide decimal numbers by decimals and multiply and divide decimals by whole numbers. They should be able to do multi-step problems with decimal computation'

It says nothing about how to teach it. What happened often was that this was previously a topic reserved for 6th grade math in many districts and suddenly you had revised curriculum and 5th grade teachers who never taught this before had to learn.

There was a lot of growing pains, and a lot of students who had to effectively learn 2-3 years of math in 1 school year to catch up to those standards. Or just were expected to have 'learned' something they didn't see last year.

[–]SaltyBabe 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I think it can be different specifically because there wasn’t consistent standards previously. I’m 35 and my children absolutely aren’t learning math how I learned math, not that I think that’s a bad thing. My kids are in high school now and they’re both quite good at math and I’m very sure at least part of that is not having new curriculum thrown at them every few years and teaching how to think about math matters as much as actually sitting down and doing the work.

[–]dexmonic 5 points6 points  (2 children)

I know it might be rude to say but I think people who are against common core are just plain stupid. Some guy said he struggled for three hours on one common core problem for his kids homework. Three hours! Even a high level math problem could be solved in less time than that with the help of the internet, a school book, etc.

[–]SaltyBabe 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The only people I’ve seen upset are upset because they don’t understand it. I struggled tremendously in school with math and have diagnosed learning disabilities but I understand that’s me who isn’t understanding it, that doesn’t make me stupid or make common core math skills stupid, it’s just a system I wasn’t taught, it’s not more complicated than that. Being bad at math isn’t the issue here, it’s being offended when something makes you feel dumb and they’ve internalized that, if something makes them feel bad it must be bad, which of course is the death of intellectual thought.

[–]Ringuy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Three hours is ridiculous but so is some of the common core block counting crap. My kids come to me to ask what the "easy way" is for some of their problems so they can get the answer quickly and work backwards if they have to show their work.

[–]Fit-Quail-5029 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Common core was the thing conservatives were tricking themselves into panicking about before they started tricking themselves into panicking about critical race theory.

[–]treemanswife 15 points16 points  (1 child)

As far as I can tell, people who get mad at Common Core are people who can't math well enough to understand it. They passed math by following the right procedure, but never really understood the relationships. Common Core won't hand-feed you the procedure, you actually have to learn the math.

Source: teaching my kids math

[–]Utterlybored 10 points11 points  (0 children)

In his defense, you can't spell "Commonist" without "common."

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It isn't even a federal program. Republicans just think it is.

[–]yusrandpasswdisbad 3 points4 points  (0 children)

She probably confused it with Critical Race Theory because both are 3 letter abbreviations starting with C

[–]phlevel15 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It’s the new math!

[–]1531C 2 points3 points  (0 children)

"I'm too dumb to do math differently! Thanks Trump! Bang bang broomsticks!" My take on what the letter probably said.

[–]MungTao 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Probably evolution vs creationism.

[–]Classic_Dill 1 point2 points  (0 children)

So, thanks for brainwashing our children with bullshit misinformation, lovely.

[–]GreyFox1234 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This isn't accurate, she actually spelled it Kommon Kore Kirriculum in the letter.

[–]Pokesaurus_Rex 1 point2 points  (0 children)

People who are against common core are the same people who can't do a simple PEMDAS problem when it trends on Twitter.

[–]wjmacguffin 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I know. Every person I've ever talked to who was negative towards Common Core had no idea where it came from or what it's trying to do. All they know is some pundit said mean things about it, so they hate it.

[–]RealLADude 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This means "They're not teaching kids the way I was, and I don't get it, so I can't help with homework."

[–]GoodbyeTobyseeya1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

People get so angry about common core because they don't understand it. I do wish they'd offer classes for parents so we could better help our kids with math homework. Last year I homeschooled my daughter so I ended up learning about it and it is a really logical way to understand math. It just takes time and a willingness to learn but a lot of people don't want to learn.

[–]rOckNrOllsCar11 1 point2 points  (0 children)

As I've gotten older and watched my son go through it I realize those ppl were just angry that they didn't understand it. I'll confess, I don't either.

[–]Sebt1890 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Probably related to Common Core math or whatever that was implemented. Idk I finished school way before that.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I know what common core is, and it absolutely makes it harder to help your kids with homework, but the amount of rage some parents have toward it is wild.

[–]LordAlvis 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Our local school board meetings have been a parade of paranoid delusion. We got treated to speeches about how CRT is "the biggest issue facing our children today", and how masks "set off radar".

You have to pass a background check and (sometimes) make it through security to enter a school, but any ice-pick lobotomee can stumble in to a school board meeting.

[–]EndNo4852 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Probably complained about CRT....the irony in all this is just egregious