January 29, 2017
With dwindling prodigiously precipitous decline of grades – and classical education content, for that matter – in many areas of public schooling, it begs the question, what really is being accomplished with public schofooling that’s causing the catastrophic decline of education [Click Here For More].
Let’s take a gander at two particular reasons as to why math scores, among others, are declining.
In the trenchant book, Drilling To The Core, Sandra Stotsky & Contributors elucidate:
“The math standard focuses on investigative math, which has been shown to be a disaster…With the new math standard in the Common Core, there are no longer absolute truths. So 3 times 4 can equal 11 so long as a student can effectively explain how they reached that answer.” [P1]
If that doesn’t leave one’s mind spinning, nothing will.
If there is one subject that brings certainty, it’s mathematics. The fact that this very subject is targeted by the comptrollers shows they are cutting reason off at its roots.
“The Common Core emphasizes teaching students to think of what they learn as “evidence” that can be put to use in making “arguments” as opposed to “facts” that help the student discern how things are. For the most part, the Common Core steers away from giving students a concrete picture of the world.” 
Those are not abstract words. What the authors are stating are as incisive as a laser that slices through steel.
If individuals and communities do not heed the warnings being put forth by these authors, and many more in society, the future will be bleaker than we could ever imagine.
Seek to educate yourself, and yours. Become an autodidact.
Strive to achieve true education and not the facsimile that we are being sold.
For if you do not educate yourself, others will. And we already know where that tide is heading.
We cannot as a society, and as individuals, continue to do the same thing and expect different results. That’s the textbook definition of insanity.
As Einstein once intimated:
“We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.”
 Sandra Stotsky, Drilling Through The Core, pg. 48
 Ibid., pg. 35