NOTE: Governor Walker has formed a team to explore a run for the Presidency of the United States. I will be his early and steadfast supporter.
The Daily Caller reported Monday that Wisconsin governor Scott Walker “will work with the legislature … to repeal Common Core” The statement renews Governor Walker’s opposition reported in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel last July where he said: “Today, I call on the members of the state Legislature to pass a bill in early January to repeal Common Core and replace it with standards set by people in Wisconsin.”
Common Core was pushed several years ago by then Florida governor Jeb Bush to establish some uniform math and science standards. Many other governors quickly backed the idea. Since coming to power, the Obama administration adopted Common Core and “fundamentally transformed” it.
The Obama Department of Education has tied state qualification for funds from three Federal education programs to compliance with the Federal Common Core. Adding a wide range of social sciences requirements is an apparent way to help fundamentally transform our free America. Perhaps more insidious is the destruction of mathematic application beginning with addition and subtraction. The National Review writes about what they call The Dumbest Common Core Problems:
The Common Core State Standards Initiative is widely denounced for imposing confusing, unhelpful experimental teaching methods. Following these methods, some have created problems that lack essential information or make no sense whatsoever.
Here are eleven Common Core–compliant problems that have caused parents, students, and even teachers to scratch their heads or respond in outrage:
Starting with an easily solvable problem, New York takes the simple “7+7″ and complicates it with something called “number bonds.”