Thank God for the Department of Education and Common Core. No child is being left behind in our quest for idiocy. I’m sure paying union teachers more money will solve our problems. Free college for morons who can’t add 2 + 2 will be the answer.

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  1. Crap I’d say 29% is bad but Canada isn’t doing a whole lot better at 19. Sad really but with no child left behind here as well not surprising. Right now where I live there are people graduating from high school that I know can’t read or write beyond a grade 8 level. At one time those kids would have been told in grade nine that they should quit and get a job. Now they get pushed thru school, graduate, and everyone in education system slaps themselves in back in congratulations. Sure they have grade twelve diploma but if they have to make change at drive-thru when I’m getting morning coffee they screw it up. I have in past two months been gypped when the lady handing my coffee gave me wrong change. Looking at what I got back after I landed at work I could only conclude that they just guessed at how much to give me. Quite a few years ago I was working in a sign shop. The woman I was working with could not tell time on the clock. Of course she didn’t tell me this until something went wrong. This young woman graduated too. Can someone please tell me how one graduates from high school without being able to tell time.

  2. This kind of basic education is as much the responsibility of parents as kids’ schools, and therein lies one of the major problems. Parental skills are evaporating fast in some parts of the world.

  3. That last photo says it all! LMAO!!!

    “Get A BRAIN! ‘MORANS’

    I can only surmise that the “MORANS” live in the next village over from where the “moron’s” reside!

  4. Thaisleeze

    Yes I agree that parents need to have some responsibility in teaching. But what is the point of handing out a diploma for just showing up. Hardly worth it in my view. And what does it teach a student when they can succeed even though it is only on paper. It is hardly a surprise when they end up in University acting like those fine folks at Rutgers earlier this week.


    Now I’m not saying all the kids these days fall into this category. I have a son who has just received his Masters in Electrical Engineering, and another on his way to BSc. with a major in Mathematics. But there are lots of young adults heading to Post Secondary Education that function at the level of child in Grade 8 in 1950. Yet all of them, to the last, expect and demand that they have high paying jobs when they finally leave school after getting a degree in Communications, Art History or whatever..

    I don’t see the point in going to university unless it’s STEM related. Sure History, Political Science and even African Studies are important but you can do that at home in evenings. The internet is rife with books and information. And if you do go then expect to have hard time finding real work with that education.

    Then I turn on TV and have to listen to these kids turn whahnabee grown-ups complaining about student debt when the only job they can get is working as a Barista at Starbucks. Seriously who is going to hire this young lady. She is going to be a problem not a solution for an employer. All I see is a, self-entitled self-centered, person who’s only purpose in life is too disrupt what should have been a reasoned debate on the issue of free speech on University campuses in the United States and Canada.

  5. The problem with teachers these days, is that most don’t know how to capture the interest of their pupils, although as always, there are exceptions to the rules..

  6. To be fair, we are #1 in miilitary spending, and on being fat. The average HS graduate now reads at a 7th grade level, mind you about 30% never graduate–and the average 8th grader 50 years ago was as educated or more so than our average HS grad. College kids are pretty busy as well taking a record breaking number of remedial classes, since they should never have gotten into college to begin with. But there are plenty of BS degrees now and the pressure to grade inflate and let kids skate by if the make some modicum of effort is pretty high. Math hasn’t been a US strong point now for awhile, our country was sucking at Math before common core. But the common core math stuff is esoteric trash, but at least the R/D’s seem to have agreed that’s true. No one in public office talks about the destruction of culture, or the unintended consequences of a mostly sedentary population that stares at cell phones all day long. Lack of physical activity isn’t good for the brain, and clearly texting all day isn’t helping kids to do well either.

    But seriously Japan has strong education stats and they are great at Math, yet look at their country! Japanese have been on the debt funny money train for well over two decades now and they keep doubling down on it. They have the most homogenous population in the world, but they have no natural resources and a huge population that isn’t self sufficient in anything. They can’t feed themselves, they are losing the tech battles globally, they have a crazy old population and they don’t breed anymore b/c kids would rather circle jerk to anime then actually fulfill the natural urge to continue the species. So clearly Math isn’t everything. The US has a lot going for it despite how messed up it is, we have 2 huge oceans to help minimize other messed up 3rd worlders from coming here to take the CrunchN’Munch from our permanent victim class. It seems Asian immigrants do great in the US as a cohort, so that subculture must be doing something right.

  7. My bright third grade grandson attends a good public school which draws the majority of its students from a prosperous neighborhood of professional class households. He has always thrived, but this year has lost most of his enthusiasm. His normal school day consists of reading, writing and math. There is minimal exposure to science, history, art or music. Word is that Common Core math is driving this situation because the kids so struggle with it.

    His parents have had enough and are pulling him out to homeschool next year, using a curriculum that is rich with all kinds of hands-on interdisciplinary activities revolving around literature, social studies, and science. It’s the kind of curriculum that the average public school student enjoyed 50 years ago.

    I suspect Common Core math will go the way of the dodo bird, but a generation of kids will pay the price for the grand experiment.

  8. California had a reading program taught in elementary schools that emphasized guess work in spelling.
    Much like common core, I expect.

    My oldest daughter that was caught up in that academic gibberish can’t spell a lick. I even got her “Hooked on Phonics”, but she wouldn’t do it.

    By the time my second daughter went thru it, the school boards had abandoned it as a failed experiment and had gone back to phonics. She can spell any word. Even antidisestablishmentarianism.

  9. @Rob, so true, but her husband who is a soldier and currently deployed, says he’ll stick by her cuz’ cuck luv is forever.

    In ref to your 1:29 pm post:

    Paul Joseph Watson
    Why are feminists obsessed with menstrual blood? You don’t see men’s rights activists smearing cum everywhere. It’s disgusting.

  10. the best way for Carrier to stay competitive is fuck their employees and move to Mexico, but still expect Americans to by their foreign made shit with their new minimum wage burger flipping jobs.

    Carrier workers’ rage over move to Mexico caught on video

    Workers at the Carrier manufacturing plant in Indianapolis were caught on video booing and jeering after being told that the plant would be relocated to Monterey, Mexico.

    A YouTube video showed Chris Nelson, the company’s president, delivering the news on Wednesday. The plant employs roughly 1,400 people.

    Nelson said it was “strictly a business decision” that was made in order to “stay competitive and protect the business for the long term.”

    At one point, the crowd became so boisterous that Nelson was forced to plead with the workers to get them to listen.

    “I’ve got information that’s important to share as part of the transition,” Nelson can be heard saying.

  11. Common Core math is the same kind of foo-foo bullshit as the ‘New Math’ that was inflicted on American students around 1963.

    Most teachers don’t even understand this fucking crap, so it’s no wonder that kids don’t get it either.

    These educational fads come from brain-dead education professors in Colleges of Education at universities all across America. Most of these professors are utterly devoid of common sense in the first place, and they have to publish this kind of idiocy if they want to become tenured faculty.

    Once this nonsense is published in an academic journal, somebody writes a $300 textbook and bored, stupid, and incompetent administrators from school systems across the country waste hundreds of thousands or millions of taxpayer dollars adopting this horseshit, forcing teachers to take ‘continuing education’ courses to learn this drivel and then try to teach it to kids in the classroom.

    And people wonder why this country is so fucked up…

  12. Mac Donald’s likes its employees mathematically challenged. That way they don’t know if you cheat them out of their wages.

  13. I’m homeschooling my 4th grade granddaughter and she’s doing great with the curriculum I designed. Basically, we do a work-around the Common Core crap. Some of the Common Core math has been taken from Singapore Math, created by the Curriculum Planning & Development Division of the Singapore Ministry of Education. It’s a different mathematics “system” that has never been “proven” here in the US but it was adopted by the numbnuts in our brain-dead educational system (can you say, “Gruber”?) because smart Singapore students came in first place in the 1995, 1999 and 2003 TIMSS. What’s good for Singapore must be good for ‘murica….

    I can’t stand Common Core math because it has become very complicated. See for yourself, here is one example with the convoluted methodology used (taken from

    In the fourth grade, students are required to multiply two 2-digit numbers. Students can continue to use the same method they had used to multiply 2-digit number by a 1-digit number by making use of area models (distributive property of multiplication). For example, 39 x 21 can be multiplied as (30 x 2) + (30 x 1) + (9 x 2) + (9 x 1). This method of multiplying should acts as a precursor to the standard algorithm. It is important for the students to understand how a particular method works. Fluency with place value (expanded forms), distributive property of multiplication and multiplying multiples of 10 will be of great help here.

    So, don’t allow the kids to multiply the NORMAL way, via multiplication with the ones-group and then following with the tens-group, ie 39 x 1 and then 39 x 2, then add.

    Throw that distributive property of multiplication at them and now these poor kids are suffering through elongated algorithms. No wonder they can’t get through these math classes!!

    I have opted to use the standard math methodology. The distributive property is something learned in 3rd grade and that’s not the methodology we are using for 4th grade math. And guess what — she’s doing great and isn’t struggling at all.

  14. @Gayle

    I’d like to suggest a few good books for your grandson. We have a 10 volume set of history books called “A History of U.S.” by Joy Hakim. This set is available as individual books from Amazon (inexpensive if buying used books) and they will be a good reference for him for years.

    Also, science experiments are fun for kids if they’re presented well. Here are 2 books from the Williamson Kids Can! series that he can enjoy during the summer:

    Gizmos & Gadgets: Creating Science Contraptions That Work (& Knowing Why) by Jill Hauser
    Fizz, Bubble & Flash!: Element Explorations & Atom Adventures for Hands-On Science Fun! by Anita Brandolini


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