Tag: dumbing down

  • Common Core

    Common Core

    Undoubtedly, you’ve seen the stories, or at least the memes, of people today who are dumbfounded by their kids’ homework. Usually it’s the math that is the challenge. Why is math so challenging now? It’s that insanely idiotic thing called Common Core. When I was in the public school system from 1977 to 1990, math […]

  • Math

    Math

    What happened to basic mathematics in school? It used to be that you would learn the basics and then add on from there. Kids used to learn their multiplication tables, simple adding and subtracting, division, fractions and whatnot. Thanks to this thing called Common Core, math is no longer a straightforward process. Kids used to […]