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Arkansas mom destroys Common Core in four powerful minutes

Posted By admin On December 19, 2013 @ 6:55 am In Commentary | Comments Disabled

Michael Dorstewitz
December 19, 2013

An ordinary mother of three eviscerated Common Core state standards in her powerful four-minute testimony before the Arkansas Board of Education Monday.

The testimony comes in the wake of major protests against the uniform guidelines. The mom, a member of Arkansas Against Common Core [1], and identified as Karen Lamoreaux, testified that rather than “a set of rigorous, college-ready international benchmark standards” that the Common Core initiative was touted to be, it tends to dumb down math solutions by, ironically, overcomplicating them.

As an example, she gave the board a simple fourth-grade division problem, which Common Core requires students to use 108 steps to solve.

Watch her testimony below, then check out A cappella group’s amazing version of ‘Little Drummer Boy’ goes insanely viral [2].

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[1] Arkansas Against Common Core: http://www.arkansasagainstcommoncore.com/

[2] A cappella group’s amazing version of ‘Little Drummer Boy’ goes insanely viral: http://www.bizpacreview.com/2013/12/02/a-cappella-groups-amazing-version-of-little-drummer-boy-goes-insanely-viral-88240

[3] Obama trying to take over public education with ‘common core’ curriculum that teaches socialism: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-trying-to-take-over-public-education-with-common-core-curriculum-that-teaches-socialism.html

[4] Watch student decimate Common Core: Founding Fathers ‘turning in their graves’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/watch-student-decimate-common-core-founding-fathers-turning-in-their-graves.html

[5] Video: Dad Charged with 2nd Degree Assault on Cop After He Questioned Common Core Curriculum: http://www.prisonplanet.com/video-dad-charged-with-2nd-degree-assault-on-cop-after-he-questioned-common-core-curriculum.html

[6] Common Core: Sixth Graders Asked To Revise ‘Outdated’ Bill Of Rights: http://www.prisonplanet.com/common-core-sixth-graders-asked-to-revise-outdated-bill-of-rights.html

[7] Video: The New Common Core Obama Math Standard: “3 x 4 = 11″: http://www.prisonplanet.com/video-the-new-common-core-obama-math-standard-3-x-4-11%e2%80%b3.html

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