Common Core used to be such a highly-touted curriculum that is supposed to follow a high-quality academic standard in mathematics and English language arts/literacy
The largest problem they had is needlessly overcomplicating things. The simpler any subject can be explained, the easier it is to understand and grasp. When you have to start drawing boxes around numbers and make so many unnecessary steps in order to complete a simple math equation, it’s not going to be nearly as effective.
The official Common Core website says that, “For years, the academic progress of our nation’s students has been stagnant, and we have lost ground to our international peers. Particularly in subjects such as math, college remediation rates have been high. One root cause has been an uneven patchwork of academic standards that vary from state to state and do not agree on what students should know and be able to do at each grade level.”
Now the results are in and they’re pretty poor.
According to The Western Journal,
The students’ reading assessment paints a grim picture of educational readiness, with tested fourth and eighth graders failing to best the previous test’s results.
This year’s results were only marginally better than those from 1992.
The mathematics scores show the most damning results — an upward trend until the year 2015, when the momentum seemed to grind to a halt. Although there were double-digit gains since the ’90s, fourth graders only managed to score a single point above their previous tests.
Eighth graders failed to meet that low standard, sinking below their predecessors from two years before.
“This must be America’s wake-up call,” DeVos said. “We cannot abide these poor results any longer. We can neither excuse them away nor simply throw more money at the problem.”
The dip doesn’t seem to be without cause, either. By 2015, most states had implemented some form of Common Core standards, according to the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
Studies have linked Common Core to declining test scores and generally poor student performance.
Our society is so fast-paced that students are losing interest much more quickly because of how long it takes to do something so basic.
But I wouldn’t be surprised if liberals, knowing that the best way to control a population is to keep them dumb and compliant, are literally rigging the system against them.