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A Common Core crunt explains to teachers that 11 is a valid answer as long as the kid explains how he got to the answer.

The Common Core crunt says that the reasoning is the important thing. “We’re really more focusing on the howwwwwww.”

Well, dipshit, the answer was wrong because the process was wrong. Nothing was right.

Where is this getting us?

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  1. BigFurHat

    August 19th, 2013

    On an episode of Everyone Loves Raymond, Dan Castellaneta played a “Common Core’ type teacher that was doubling as the gym coach.

    Raymond was asking why they were applauding and rewarding kids that were missing the basket. He said, “we value the space outside of the rim as much as the space inside of the rim.”

    It was funny, but, I can’t help but think that Castellaneta is still a raging Libstain.
    How can these performers play these roles and then be the same fucking idiot in real life?
    Do they think these laughable vignettes are mocking the right? Can they be that stupid?

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  2. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    August 19th, 2013

    THIS is why they want workers from other countries. They’re going to re-re our nation’s children so they can sit back and say, “we have no skilled workers!!!”
    And then here come the customer service call center workers from Asia arriving at gates 11, 12, 15, 22
    for 10 dollars an hour.

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  3. Billy Fuster

    August 19th, 2013

    This is a modern version of the Socratic method. If done under reasoned supervision this method works, the goal being that the student exposes his own errors and contradictions. However, under the supervision of liberals, who are themselves filled with errant thought and contradictions, this method is doomed to fail.

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  4. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    August 19th, 2013

    The hilarious thing is, everybody will be too dumb to use or design the next iWhatever.

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  5. eternal cracker p

    August 19th, 2013

    If the student answered 3 x 4 = 11.9999…99 repeating 9, the student would be right, as 11.9999…99 repeating 9 is the same as 12. I bet the teacher would argue that.

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  6. BigFurHat

    August 19th, 2013

    How did we get to the moon? Well, schools were not in complete control of the left when these engineers went to school in the 40s and 50′s.

    Now, after decades of control, the left is changing teaching methodology. It’s a silent admission that their previous method has failed.

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  7. Unruly Refugee

    August 19th, 2013

    Planned collapse of all logic. The red carpet to chaos.
    Bastards!

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  8. LocoBlancoSaltine

    August 19th, 2013

    So when Johnny the engineer designs a bridge that collapses and kills 70 people, are we going to tell him he was wrong?

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  9. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    August 19th, 2013

    “Common Core crunts” -The Calendar.

    The months aren’t in order. They leave the process of putting it together according to what the manufacturer felt seemed correct.

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  10. norman einstein

    August 19th, 2013

    I think what’s at the bottom of this bullshit is that libtarded ‘adults’, especially teachers, just can’t bring themselves to tell the little snowflakes that they are WRONG.
    3 x 4 does NOT equal 11, and it never will.

    Rather than waste their time having the snowflakes ‘explain’ how they arrived at their answer, why doesn’t the teacher do what any thinking person would do?
    i.e. Give the rugrats a box of Skittles.
    Ask them to make 3 little piles with 4 Skittles in each pile.
    Then you ask them to COUNT all the Skittles in all of the piles. The total will now and forever be 12.

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  11. Hank

    August 19th, 2013

    Reminds me of my former boss about 15 years ago. He was complaining that his children’s school in Long Island had a policy to not correct spelling. That as long as the word was decipherable, it was correct. He said his father’s day card had a couple of spelling errors. But at least he was the “Best dad in the hole world”.

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  12. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    August 19th, 2013

    Are the math problems in cursive?

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  13. Claudia

    August 19th, 2013

    Moron + Maroon = Libstain

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  14. Unruly Refugee

    August 19th, 2013

    I have a niece who teaches high school and has tried several times to talk me into loading graphing calculators with some geometry and trig programs that I wrote, and market them to students. The programs do the math correctly every time without variation. I always tell her hell no, the kids have to learn how to do that stuff on their own. I was never allowed to use any kind of cheat sheet.

    It sickens me that they want to rob these kids of the chance to learn.

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  15. Balthazar

    August 19th, 2013

    That’s not my finger…

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  16. Anonymous

    August 19th, 2013

    Little do they realize that in 20 years or so these geniuses will be calculating the teachers and their unions’ weekly paychecks.

    Let’s see 40 hours worked at $40 per hour = $15.

    Sounds about right.

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  17. Racist

    August 19th, 2013

    I’d het it!
    Well, sea I’m form the sowth and when we say “hit”, it sounds like he-it. Thas why I thunked that you spells it het. So my statemin wuz curreckt.

    Crude, but that’s pretty much the gist of Kahmin Kore Korickulum. And yes, they proudly profess that their methodology is based on the Socratic method. Sadly it reminds me of a Solomonic proverb… Ïf the blind lead the blind, they both fall in the ditch”! Also, it’s not (I think) so much that the Progtards don’t have the heart to tell Little Johnny that he’s wrong as it is is that they wish to create an atmosphere where they don’t ever have to hear that that they are WRONG!!!

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  18. Racist

    August 19th, 2013

    OUCH! That’s a grammatical knight mare!

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  19. Rio

    August 19th, 2013

    Thanks to the inept NEA union and thuggery…
    my Grand kids are home-schooled.

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  20. AvgDude

    August 19th, 2013

    “I tink 3 X 4 = 11 bcuz I M A fukin moran…”

    A+

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  21. Stranded in Sonoma

    August 19th, 2013

    These are the same people that have told us that 6’4″ Americans fit perfectly into these pregnant roller skates.

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  22. Kairn

    August 19th, 2013

    We are having to suffer this society-crushing nonsense because not one person, let alone the whole audience in that room stood up and righteously told that blathering idiot she and her damned ‘Common Core’ teachings can go straight to hell!!!

    What’s the matter with people?? Why are we all sitting back and not fighting tooth and nail against this abysmal nonsense?

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  23. Annie

    August 19th, 2013

    So, math is subjective? Actually, I don’t give a flyin’, mine aren’t being taught this. That’s what I come to.

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  24. Anonymous

    August 19th, 2013

    Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

    E = MC Hammer

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  25. Whom

    August 19th, 2013

    Wellll if I may, what’s reaallyy important is how the whole experience made the little darlings feeeel about themselves!

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  26. Whom

    August 19th, 2013

    11.999…99.. = 12? That’s news to me :)

    Perhaps you should apply common core and explain how you got that answer :D AND of course, how it makes you feel.

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  27. Anonymous

    August 19th, 2013

    If your bill is say $17.98, give them a twenty dollar bill and three pennies. Then watch the fun begin as they try and figure out your change.

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  28. marleenna1959

    August 19th, 2013

    So it’s not how good they are at calculations, it’s how good they are at shoveling BS. They must be trolling for the next generation of democrat leaders.

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  29. Moe Tom

    August 19th, 2013

    This is why the Department Of Education should be eliminated along with the Dept. Of Energy, They serve no useful purpose.

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  30. Anonymous

    August 19th, 2013

    Plenty of opportunities on the BHO team – close enough for government work.

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  31. Sidekick

    August 19th, 2013

    What I’m reading is exactly what Evan Sayet writes about in “The Kindergarten of Eden” where he quotes Howard Zinn: “Objectivity is impossible, and it is also undesirable. That is, if it were possible it would be undesirable.”

    Sayet goes on to say: “In other words, the left believes there is no basis for value judgments or absolute truths. He (Zinn) is, in essence, saying he rejects the use of a search for truth – and his mindless foot soldier followers are told that anyone who would declare his own point of view right, or another point of view wrong is and can only be a bigot (for his side) or a phobic (against the other).”

    This is the rationale for Common Core and it shows how incredibly dangerous it is to the well-being of a free society. Zinn was a communist and a well-known educator. Nothing more needs to be said about him.

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  32. Anonymous

    August 19th, 2013

    Stranded,
    Like Shaq in his Buick ad. If you watch West Coast Customs you see how Shaq has to get a four door jeep converted to wide door two door with him driving from the second row seating area, yet, he can fit comfortably into a Buick.

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  33. RosalindJ

    August 19th, 2013

    “Nobody can say how much Common Core will ultimately cost schools in the Keystone State, but the Pennsylvania State Education Association – the state’s largest teachers union – estimates it will be around $300 million, according to WITF.org.”

    http://stopcommoncoreillinois.org/2013/08/19/common-core-causing-severe-sticker-shock-for-pennsylvania-state-and-school-officials/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=facebook

    Always follow the money. Dumb down+cash is a two-fer.

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  34. wile coyote

    August 19th, 2013

    3×4= potato

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  35. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    August 19th, 2013

    Anyone who was ever taught how to use a slide rule would accept 11.99̅9̅ as equal to twelve. Works in engineering, not in mathmatics.

    Common Core is a good notion, it’s just devalued by the left to the lowest common denominator for the differently-complected.

    As for what that teacher was saying to her audience, it’s really no different from the “SHOW YOUR WORK” I used to get in junior and senior high school math. Just putting down the correct answer didn’t hack it. (You could copy that from the smart kid ahead of you.) If you showed your work, a caring math teacher could point out where you went wrong. Then the teachers got unions and the “caring” went out the open, non-airconditioned windows. The problem arises when the kid gets 10-for-10 for the work, even when the answer is wrong.

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  36. Chris.in.N.Va.

    August 19th, 2013

    Re: New Math by Tom Lehrer (1960s)

    Key relevant line from song (after Tom makes a subtraction “oops”), “Well, the important thing is to understand what you’re doing, rather than to get the right answer.”

    Hopefully none of these doofuses will ever be dispensing meds to anyone… 2mg, 22mg, 2 liters… as Shrillary would way, “What difference does it make?”

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  37. Jerry Manderin

    August 19th, 2013

    My take is that she gets PAID to teach such hogwashed genitalia while the particular Common Core program gets funded by the taxpayer. And the cycle repeats itself. It’s a racket!

    I had a job interview where I had a B.A. and life experience in a particular subject but was docked in part because I didn’t have a lesser valued “certificate” in the subject.

    Going back for more “education” is how they stay in business.

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  38. Friend of the Family

    August 19th, 2013

    Sorry, but I agree with the teacher in the video. The method works because it can be proven. Here’s a demonstration to show we really have 11 fingers on our hands:

    6 + 5 = 11

    Starting with my baby finger on my left hand, I count backwards ending with my thumb: 10, 9, 8, 7, 6.

    Now I take the 6 and add it to the 5 fingers on my right hand and what do I have? 11 fingers!

    See?

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  39. Tim

    August 19th, 2013

    C’mon.

    They’re teaching this bullshit because the stupid fucking teachers don’t know what 3 X 4 equals.

    It’s a way to cover the union moron’s asses.

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  40. Friend of the Family

    August 19th, 2013

    Sorry that should be initially: 5 + 5 = 11

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  41. Ty Coon

    August 19th, 2013

    The only absolute truths teachers seem to teach are global warming and evolution.
    I remember my algebra teacher making us explain how we got our answer, but it still had to be the RIGHT answer.

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  42. Tim

    August 19th, 2013

    The kinder, gentler way of saying; “How da fuk yu cum up wid dat! Yu dum mofo!”

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  43. Mark Zist

    August 19th, 2013

    This way they can spend all day teaching nothing and send the rest of the lesson home for the parents to teach as 3 hours of homework.

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