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School principal commits suicide amid Common Core cheating allegations.

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posted on Jul, 26 2015 @ 09:09 PM
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The principal of an innovative West Harlem public school killed herself the day after her students took the state Common Core exams — which were later tossed out because she cheated, The Post has learned.

Theres more info at the link to the news story.

I honestly dont know much about CC but its my impression that there arent really any wrong answers, that if you "try" (or provide some type of response), youre rewarded for your efforts.

I can only imagine how badly the "education" system must be, if the principal felt compelled to cheat on exams that have no wrong answers...

Than again, if the following example is true, it wouldnt surprise me if more people started jumping into traffic.





posted on Jul, 26 2015 @ 09:16 PM
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Gotta love the massive failures that get exposed.

This story is a gem.




posted on Jul, 26 2015 @ 09:26 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

You're delighting in someone's suicide wtf?



posted on Jul, 26 2015 @ 09:32 PM
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The city invalidated the test scores of the children, raising questions
about whether the allegations had indeed factored into the teachers
suicide death.

www.nytimes.com...

I hope they shelter the children from this news, and that the U.S. education
standards would return to a place that valued true education and honesty
rather than false test "results". This is a tragedy any way you look at it.

No winners, except the authors of the Common Core curriculum, and their
political and elite connections to socialist architecture.

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posted on Jul, 26 2015 @ 09:44 PM
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The new way seems a lot harder than the old way. No wonder parents can't help their kids with home work anymore.



posted on Jul, 26 2015 @ 09:54 PM
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originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: xuenchen

You're delighting in someone's suicide wtf?


NO.

I'm emphasizing the failures of the corrupt and sick-in-the-head system.






posted on Jul, 26 2015 @ 10:21 PM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
The new way seems a lot harder than the old way. No wonder parents can't help their kids with home work anymore.


That is built into common core, also the students are told they must not get advice from any other source, otherwise they will automatically fail. I watched a docu about it, and schools place a sign in each classroom telling the children they must not seek help from anywhere other than the classroom.

It not education, its dumbing down.



posted on Jul, 26 2015 @ 10:39 PM
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I just showed my schoolteacher wife this post/story. She says that there are so many teacher burn-outs occurring due to Common Core, budget cuts & larger class sizes, that suicide(s) don't surprise her one bit. Personally, I'm relieved that she retires after the 2015-2016 school year.



posted on Jul, 26 2015 @ 11:33 PM
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Common core is a nightmare for me. I have one child going into 5th grade, one going into 3rd grade and one starting kindergarten. Last year really sucked. I can't help with their math homework at all. It makes no sense. I fail to see how the new way is easier for children to learn. It seems so unnecessary.



posted on Jul, 26 2015 @ 11:40 PM
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originally posted by: Kentuckymama
Common core is a nightmare for me. I have one child going into 5th grade, one going into 3rd grade and one starting kindergarten. Last year really sucked. I can't help with their math homework at all. It makes no sense. I fail to see how the new way is easier for children to learn. It seems so unnecessary.


You can find answers for everything Common Core online.

Changes and new programs are always chaotic at first. But, I'm not buying the excuses.

commoncore.scholastic.com...



posted on Jul, 26 2015 @ 11:53 PM
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a reply to: Annee

Excuses?



posted on Jul, 27 2015 @ 12:00 AM
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originally posted by: greencmp
a reply to: Annee

Excuses?


Yes excuses.

Get on the Internet and learn along with your kid. It's all there.



posted on Jul, 27 2015 @ 12:14 AM
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a reply to: Annee

Yes'm.



posted on Jul, 27 2015 @ 01:34 AM
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originally posted by: VoidHawk

originally posted by: Metallicus
The new way seems a lot harder than the old way. No wonder parents can't help their kids with home work anymore.


That is built into common core, also the students are told they must not get advice from any other source, otherwise they will automatically fail. I watched a docu about it, and schools place a sign in each classroom telling the children they must not seek help from anywhere other than the classroom.

It not education, its dumbing down.

Can you source that? The greatest single indicator of a child's educational success is the education of their parents, specifically the mother who helps them with their homework.

So if we remove parents from the equation we remove the single greatest tool a child has.



posted on Jul, 27 2015 @ 02:08 AM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
The new way seems a lot harder than the old way. No wonder parents can't help their kids with home work anymore.


It's not any harder, it's slightly more complicated though. The whole idea is that you round things to groups of 10 so that you can do it in your head quickly and accurately. For example you can think of 126*2 as 100*2+20*2+6*2 or 200+40+12 for 252.

Take it from someone who does a lot of math, and already uses this math system (i've been using it for more than a decade, since I figured it out for myself), it's very good and is the "right" way to go about doing math.



posted on Jul, 27 2015 @ 02:44 AM
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originally posted by: Aazadan

Take it from someone who does a lot of math, and already uses this math system (I've been using it for more than a decade, since I figured it out for myself), it's very good and is the "right" way to go about doing math.


This is what I've heard from those who know, use math consistently.

I am not one of them. But, I damn sure will learn it - - - along with my child.

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But, back to test scores and suicide.

There is about 50 million children who attend public school. Society is becoming more and more competitive every year. Children need to have strong basics for education. There is no longer the funds or luxury for much extra activities. It is what it is.

Transition is stuff - - but needed. Teachers that can't adjust need to find other areas of education to work in.


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posted on Jul, 27 2015 @ 03:34 AM
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originally posted by: Aazadan

originally posted by: Metallicus
The new way seems a lot harder than the old way. No wonder parents can't help their kids with home work anymore.


It's not any harder, it's slightly more complicated though. The whole idea is that you round things to groups of 10 so that you can do it in your head quickly and accurately. For example you can think of 126*2 as 100*2+20*2+6*2 or 200+40+12 for 252.

Take it from someone who does a lot of math, and already uses this math system (i've been using it for more than a decade, since I figured it out for myself), it's very good and is the "right" way to go about doing math.

I taught it to myself too, except I would do 120x2 +6x2.



posted on Jul, 27 2015 @ 06:52 AM
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a reply to: Metallicus

exactly my thought! how is that easier than the normal way?



posted on Jul, 27 2015 @ 10:34 AM
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originally posted by: Aazadan

originally posted by: Metallicus
The new way seems a lot harder than the old way. No wonder parents can't help their kids with home work anymore.


It's not any harder, it's slightly more complicated though. The whole idea is that you round things to groups of 10 so that you can do it in your head quickly and accurately. For example you can think of 126*2 as 100*2+20*2+6*2 or 200+40+12 for 252.

Take it from someone who does a lot of math, and already uses this math system (i've been using it for more than a decade, since I figured it out for myself), it's very good and is the "right" way to go about doing math.


So that very complex bs, is easier than adding 126+126?

Y'all sure it is.

Common core takes math that was a couple of steps, and turns it into dozens of steps.

That is not productive at all.

I make a sandwich in 5 steps, bread, meat, cheese, mustard bread eat.

How is it better to make it a 36 step process?

Every extra step exponentially increases the chances of making a mistake and getting the wrong answer.

Hence math being streamlined and straight forward.

Fewest steps, fewest possibilities for mistake making.

I was a math major, I took calculus trigonometry, geometry 1 and 2.

The way that math problemin the op worked.....

I was in cannon fire direction control.

This is purely math based.

If we got a fire mission and used that bs, rounds would be downrange next week, not 30 seconds from now, and the likelyhood of missing our mark would grow exponentially with every unnecessary additional step, put there for absolutely no reason but to make simple math complicated.
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posted on Jul, 27 2015 @ 10:56 AM
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originally posted by: Aazadan

originally posted by: Metallicus
The new way seems a lot harder than the old way. No wonder parents can't help their kids with home work anymore.


It's not any harder, it's slightly more complicated though. The whole idea is that you round things to groups of 10 so that you can do it in your head quickly and accurately. For example you can think of 126*2 as 100*2+20*2+6*2 or 200+40+12 for 252.

Take it from someone who does a lot of math, and already uses this math system (i've been using it for more than a decade, since I figured it out for myself), it's very good and is the "right" way to go about doing math.


If we are going to teach a useful new way of doing math, I would suggest this.

01111110*00000010=11111100

Seems more utilitarian than unnecessarily "factoring".




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