Arkansas mom destroys Common Core in four powerful minutes

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, 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.

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537 thoughts on “Arkansas mom destroys Common Core in four powerful minutes

  1. Don says:

    This woman is just flat out wrong about the Common Core.

  2. bluelove says:

    This is the kind of stuff obozo, and hillary are trying to do. The reason why? If they can get the children , then they have the future. Our kids belong to us, not the crooked, lying, communist government. We are sick of the crooked liberals, and the pansy GOP! It is time to take back our country!

  3. sea-libtard says:

    If you want your kid to have a leg up on the other children as far as education is concerned, enroll them in private school. It’s worth the investment.

  4. creepyTexan says:

    Wow! Thank you for your words. Truth in it’s power is always amazing to see.

  5. M Carney says:

    It can be a pain but I know my teachers made me learn it the “hard” or the “long” way so we could understand the fundamentals before we just went on to memorizing. Fact fluency is an important and separate concept to what this woman was demonstrating. And I taught it that way (draw it out) too before Common Core was implemented, according to our math series. Another perspective to consider.

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