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Finally, Florida Man does something right:

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) announced Friday he is officially putting an end to the Common Core Standards in his state and replacing them with standards that “embrace common sense.”

Of all the (many) failures of government and the education establishment, Common Core ranks up there, probably in the top three.

Message to other governors:   keeping this appalling system in place means that you are willing to consign your states’ children to a future of permanent ignorance, and leave them both under-educated and unprepared to be productive members of society.

As an aside, Texas never adopted this stupid and malignant set of standards — thankee, former Gov. Rick Perry.


  1. Utah, sadly, is using Common Core, though it’s rolling back from it a bit. ‘Twas quite annoying to be helping my daughter with 1st and 2nd grade math and not be able to help her solve simple arithmetic problems using whatever “method” they were teaching in Common Core. I’d just have my daughter solve the problem normally and wrote in a note that whatever this method was it couldn’t be worthwhile since she didn’t know how to use it and I had no idea what it even was.

    Even though the teachers were lib as all get-out (the 3rd grade teacher still has a photo of Obama hanging on her wall) they seemed to agree, as my daughter never got marked down on those questions.

  2. Common core is worthless. Kids can’t do the math homework and even parents with advanced degrees can’t help with the math homework. Why? Because you need a degree in Computer Science or Computation Theory to decipher whatever nonsense method they’re pushing to do basic two digit multiplication. If you have to be familiar with the halting problem to figure out your 5th grader’s homework, your curriculum is wrong.

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