Common core proves to be an utter failure as U.S. kids now rank 31st out of 35 developed nations in math proficiency
For hundreds of years memorization was not only the best way for children to learn basic math skills, but it was also the standard used around the world. Â Yet when academic theorists decided that introducing a convoluted method for problem solving into the American school system would be a much better way of solving mathematical equations, the results have been less than stellar.
In fact in a new report out from the U.S. Department of Education on Dec. 15, American students now rank just 31st out of 35 developed nations in math proficiency.
The U.S. Department of Education has just released it’s latest ranking of international education systems (Program for International Student Assessment – “PISA”) and performance of U.S. students just continues to deteriorate on both absolute and relative terms.
Perhaps it’s time to have a real conversation about the complete failure of “Common Core” and the idiocy of allowing teachers’ unions to hold our children hostage while hiding behind ridiculous contracts that grant tenure after 6 months and make it impossible to fire underperformers.Â Just a thought for the incoming Trump administration.
Now the results….in math, the U.S. ranked 40th in the world and 31st out of the 35 developed countries that provide data to the study…somewhat less than ideal. – Zerohedge
The decline in math proficiency isn’t the only subject that many American students are deficient in when compared to their peers around the world. Â In fact when it comes to literacy and reading comprehension, the U.S. ranks just 17th out of 38 developed nations.
It is ironic that the individuals who are demanding that states pass laws to force businesses to increase their minimum wages to $15 per hour are most often the same individuals who have the lowest literacy rates, and the lowest skill levels in being able to provide real value to businesses from their labor. Â But in the end the root cause of America’s lack of literacy and problem solving skills does not appear to reside primarily with these individuals themselves, but with the ‘experts’ who are supposed to be the most educated and who have used our children for decades as social experiments to the detriment of the entire future of this country.
Kenneth Schortgen JrÂ isÂ a writer for The Daily Economist, Secretsofthefed.com,Â Roguemoney.net, and Viral Liberty, and hostsÂ the popular youtube podcast on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.Â Ken can alsoÂ be heard Wednesday afternoons giving an weekly economic report on theÂ Angel Clark radio show.