The Common Core math method is now being implemented in 46 states, which means there are millions of parents and children head-desking themselves over why tried-and-true methods are being replaced with overcomplicated new standards.
If you feel alone in your frustration, stories on social media about parents lashing out at CC are everywhere. Adults having to learn a whole different approach to concepts they’ve taken for granted their whole lives has led to some pretty creative protests.
This post from a frustrated parent on Reddit earlier this year brings to mind the old adage, “If it ain’t broke, then don’t fix it.”
Now, an Ohio dad has taken trolling CC proponents to a new level. On a donation check he wrote to his child’s school, he used Common Core longform standards to indicate the dollar amount.
Melridge Elementary had better hope someone at the bank understands Common Core.
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