Never Believe Public Education Cannot Get Worse–It Always Will


    Do not think about, write about or deal with  human behavior without determining the effects of incentives. It’s not their money, of course they’ll waste it.

    Wherein we see one way the Elite tries to establish its ascendancy by making the obvious incorrect. This is supposed to demonstrate intellectual depth, but only shows silliness.

   5+5+5=15 is Wrong, According to Common Core

Oct 27, 2015 by

Parents outraged after student penalized for correctly answering math questions

A Common Core math assignment posted online last week is causing outrage among parents who say their child was penalized for correctly answering a question.

A photo of the math quiz, uploaded to Imgur, shows how an unknown third-grade student received negative marks after allegedly failing to properly articulate how he correctly solved the question 5×3.


    Where to begin. Three times five is 15, no need to solve anything. This is one of many facts one needs to memorize BEFORE one can apply arithmetic.

“The first question asks the student to use repeated addition to solve the question 5×3. The student answers 5+5+5=15, but is marked incorrect,” notes the Daily Mail. “Instead, the teacher writes that the correct answer should have been 3+3+3+3+3=15.”

The assignment’s second question, which similarly asks the student to use “repeated addition” to solve 4×6, is also marked wrong despite being correct.


     Again, fact, not problem.

“In the second question, students are asked draw an array to solve 4×6,” the Daily Mail adds. “The student draws six rows of four and is again marked wrong, with the teacher drawing four rows of six as the correct answer.”

Commenters on the photo, including several who claimed to be teachers in training, were outraged alongside the young student’s parents.

“People are realizing that this method of intentional confusion is testing folks’ sensitivity to the fact that the entire system is imploding,” one commenter said.

“As a future teacher, this shit pisses me off,” another added.

Such assignments have become increasingly unpopular with each passing year as schoolchildren are forced to exchange common sense for Common Core.

The controversial standards became well known in 2013 after a math teacher argued that wrong answers would be correct if students were able to explain why they provided an incorrect response.


   This nonsense started well before 2013. Modern educational theory has always held that process is more important than product. Government institutions are the only place where this can be true. Try it in the marketplace and watch your income disappear.  That’s not magic, it’s Human Behavior, except in government where you can be wrong all your life without penalty.

In late 2014, a similar video stirred debate after a Common Core math teacher took nearly 60 seconds to explain how to properly add the numbers 9 and 6.


  9 + 6 = 15 There you go.

Government Job or Respect–Which’ll It Be?
Cheerio and ttfn,
Grant Coulson, Ph.D.
Author, “Days of Songs and Mirrors: A Jacobite in the ‘45.
Cui Bono–Cherchez les Contingencies


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