This was my son’s math homework tonight. My son with special needs. This was his first day of division. Can someone, in the name of all that is holy, tell me exactly what the hell this is? I know what it’s supposed to be. But it is not. It is a confusing, prime example of the agony that is Common Core. Students should not be subjected to this. My son is in tears right now, missing his 4th grade teacher and he hates 5th grade. This isn’t what school should be about. It shouldn’t be this hard. It should be about learning at an appropriate grade level.
This isn’t even 5th grade level work with this kind of math. This is 7th grade or 8th grade. Really? Delaware and any state that is using this curriculum needs to be ashamed of themselves. And you want to test my special needs student on this material? OVER MY DEAD BODY!!!! I will not subject him to this hell. Parents, we need to wake up and open our eyes to this reality. This isn’t making our children ready for college. It’s a curriculum that our own Secretary of Education Mark Murphy already expects 70% of our students to fail on the state test next Spring. What will that do to students confidence? They will be made to feel like failures. With that comes rejection and isolation in their perceived view of the world. This is a sin beyond proportion.
Parents, I have only one more thing to say: Opt-out of this and demand your legislators immediately ban this torture being inflicted on our children. The ONLY reason schools aren’t against this is because they feel they have no choice. But parents do, and it is our time to rise up and take back our children’s education.