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Common Core Rant From Frustrated Father Goes Viral

Friday, 28 Mar 2014 05:24 PM

By Angela Deines

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A father's rant about the Common Core standards for reading and math for U.S. students after being unable to help his son with a math problem is going viral and once again bringing to light complaints about the curriculum.

Jeff Severt posted a letter he had written to his second-grade son’s teacher on the Facebook page for the conservative website The Patriot Post, saying that although he had a bachelor’s of science in electronics engineering, he couldn’t help his son with the subtraction problem using the Common Core method.

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The Facebook post has received more than 6,000 “likes” and a story about the frustrated father on The Blaze has been shared nearly 62,000 times since Monday. Severt appeared on conservative Glenn Beck’s television show on Tuesday.

The Common Core reading and math curriculum, developed to get U.S. students ready for college and their careers, has come under fire by conservatives and states that don’t want to adopt the standards. On Monday, Indiana was the first state to completely eliminate the standards from the state’s curriculum, reported by The Indianapolis Star.

“I believe when we reach the end of this process there are going to be many other states around the county that will take a hard look at the way Indiana has taken a step back, designed our own standards, and done it in a way where we drew on educators, we drew on citizens and parents, and developed standards that meet the needs of our people,” Gov. Mike Pence said, The Indianapolis Star reported.

Several states have said they want to implement their own measures of college and career readiness, saying the federal government shouldn’t make decisions for individual states’ education curricula.

In 2009, the Council of Chief State School Officers and the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices developed the Common Core standards.

In addition to being evidence-based, the Common Core standards are “based on rigorous content and application of knowledge through higher-order thinking skills, built upon the strengths and lessons of current state standards, and informed by other top performing countries in order to prepare all students for success in our global economy and society,” according to the Common Core website.

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