When it comes to making sure that kids don’t develop proper math skills, meddling parents only get in the way:
One of the chief creators of the Common Core math standards is warning America’s parents to stop teaching their own children basic math because, he says, public school teachers are well-trained experts who understand rudimentary arithmetic far better.
The directive to leave children submerged in confusion as they try to do homework comes from Jason Zimba, who was part of a trio that originally wrote the Common Core math standards.
“The math instruction on the part of parents should be low. The teacher is there to explain the curriculum,” Zimba told The Hechinger Report, an education journalism website published by Columbia University’s Teachers College.
Zimba says that the role of parents should be limited to making sure children do whatever federal bureaucrats tell them to do through control of local schools.
The entire story by The Hechinger Report strongly urges parents to avoid attempts to help their struggling children with Common Core math homework and implicitly blames parents for getting frustrated.
[The piece also suggests that] parents should only demonstrate methods of adding and subtracting numbers which have worked very well for hundreds of years — such as carrying numbers — if they emphasize to their own children that the exotic methods currently taught in schools are just as good.
Actually, they are not just as good. They are insane. The evident purpose is to guarantee that students do not even learn math, on the grounds that the less educated we are, the more helpless we are, the easier we are to control.
Either that or the moonbats running education from the Beltway are just nuts.
On tips from Henry and Torcer.