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    So the middle school where our daughter goes recently got some school wide standard testing results. They were sooooo excited that 50% of the 7th grade scored is in the proficient or advanced range. To me that's kind of appalling since it means the other 50% is below proficient.

    Then we had math night last night. What a cluster-f*** disaster. Where we learned that instruction now consists of watching a video and then solving problems on their own. They are supposed to follow it up with teachers going over what the kids solved but somehow our dumb-f*** teacher skips that part. We're basically home schooling her in math this year.

    I hate common core.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yankee Tripper View Post
    So the middle school where our daughter goes recently got some school wide standard testing results. They were sooooo excited that 50% of the 7th grade scored is in the proficient or advanced range. To me that's kind of appalling since it means the other 50% is below proficient.

    Then we had math night last night. What a cluster-f*** disaster. Where we learned that instruction now consists of watching a video and then solving problems on their own. They are supposed to follow it up with teachers going over what the kids solved but somehow our dumb-f*** teacher skips that part. We're basically home schooling her in math this year.

    I hate common core.
    Join the club. Haven't participated in the public educational system for 2 yrs now.
    Happy 2017!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoodoo View Post
    Join the club. Haven't participated in the public educational system for 2 yrs now.
    Luckily it is only math and we can cover it a home though others can't. Her science, English and history teachers are all great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yankee Tripper View Post
    So the middle school where our daughter goes recently got some school wide standard testing results. They were sooooo excited that 50% of the 7th grade scored is in the proficient or advanced range. To me that's kind of appalling since it means the other 50% is below proficient.

    Then we had math night last night. What a cluster-f*** disaster. Where we learned that instruction now consists of watching a video and then solving problems on their own. They are supposed to follow it up with teachers going over what the kids solved but somehow our dumb-f*** teacher skips that part. We're basically home schooling her in math this year.

    I hate common core.
    The low expectations are appalling. Having a school age child is so damn stressful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yankee Tripper View Post
    So the middle school where our daughter goes recently got some school wide standard testing results. They were sooooo excited that 50% of the 7th grade scored is in the proficient or advanced range. To me that's kind of appalling since it means the other 50% is below proficient.

    Then we had math night last night. What a cluster-f*** disaster. Where we learned that instruction now consists of watching a video and then solving problems on their own. They are supposed to follow it up with teachers going over what the kids solved but somehow our dumb-f*** teacher skips that part. We're basically home schooling her in math this year.

    I hate common core.
    What the hell? That makes no sense.

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    start your kid with bourbaki, accept no substitutes.
    always reasonable

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yankee Tripper View Post
    So the middle school where our daughter goes recently got some school wide standard testing results. They were sooooo excited that 50% of the 7th grade scored is in the proficient or advanced range. To me that's kind of appalling since it means the other 50% is below proficient.

    Then we had math night last night. What a cluster-f*** disaster. Where we learned that instruction now consists of watching a video and then solving problems on their own. They are supposed to follow it up with teachers going over what the kids solved but somehow our dumb-f*** teacher skips that part. We're basically home schooling her in math this year.

    I hate common core.

    I'm not sure why you blame this on Common Core, which provides standards for what a child is supposed to learn each year, but in no way mandates bad teaching. For that matter, it doesn't mandate good teaching, either - it is silent on the method of teaching.


    Your problem isn't Common Core. It's a bad teacher.


    http://www.corestandards.org/Math/
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    Quote Originally Posted by JL25and3 View Post
    I'm not sure why you blame this on Common Core, which provides standards for what a child is supposed to learn each year, but in no way mandates bad teaching. For that matter, it doesn't mandate good teaching, either - it is silent on the method of teaching.


    Your problem isn't Common Core. It's a bad teacher.


    http://www.corestandards.org/Math/
    It is a little of both in this case. Part of it is the implementation of a "new" teaching method specifically with common core in mind that our district is adopting and part of it is yes, he's a bad teacher.

    But I have some other issues with the stupidness of common core as it relates to math that go way beyond this specific teacher.

    I think common core has some good goals but some of how it is now taught is dreadful. Granted that could just be our districts implementation of CC as I have only a sample population of one to express my displeasure with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yankee Tripper View Post
    It is a little of both in this case. Part of it is the implementation of a "new" teaching method specifically with common core in mind that our district is adopting and part of it is yes, he's a bad teacher.

    But I have some other issues with the stupidness of common core as it relates to math that go way beyond this specific teacher.

    I think common core has some good goals but some of how it is now taught is dreadful. Granted that could just be our districts implementation of CC as I have only a sample population of one to express my displeasure with it.

    I can't really judge if the standards are good ones, but how they're taught isn't a Common Core problem.
    A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JL25and3 View Post
    I can't really judge if the standards are good ones, but how they're taught isn't a Common Core problem.
    OK, we'll agree that you are wrong and move on.
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