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In theory, Common Core is a reasonable and non-controversial policy: Sponsored by the National Governors’ Association, it is a set of consistent educations standards intended to be adopted by the states.
However, its implementation somehow involves more than that reasonable goal. It includes new techniques for teaching math, which, at times, are ridiculous and are becoming the butt of jokes.
The Daily Caller has posted a video, which may appear to be a spoof but is not. A teacher, using Common Core techniques, uses five steps to compute 32 minus 12.
The video reminds me of the faux dare devil, Super Dave Osborne, who in an instructional safety video advises viewers, “Whenever you stop in traffic, make sure you’re at least a Super Dave safety length behind [the car in front of you]. … It’s basically a car length, but a ‘Super Dave safety length’ is easier to remember.”
[Editor’s Note: Follow the link to watch the video at the Daily Caller. We didn’t embed here because we thought we’d spare you the nightmare that is an autoplay video in a post)Published in