Common Core: A Misguided Attempt to Reinvent the Mathematical Wheel

Photo credit: Brandon Grasley (CC-By-2.0)
Photo credit: Brandon Grasley (CC-By-2.0)

I love this letter at PennLive from Cathy Souders, a parent from Fairfield Township.  An excerpt:

As the proud parent of two elementary school-aged children, I am extremely concerned about my children being used as guinea pigs in the Department of Education’s misguided quest to reinvent the mathematical wheel…

…Elementary educators are tasked with building the basic mathematical foundation, on top of which more challenging concepts will be placed in the years to come. The Common Core curriculum has taken math, which has never been subjective in nature, and muddied the waters to the point where nothing makes sense, even to adults attempting to help with basic, second grade math homework.

Common sense something that’s lacking in education reform circles.