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James Shuls: Common Core Ruined My Son's Math

January 28, 2013

Father, teacher, and education policy PhD candidate James Shuls shares what happened to his first-grade son's math instruction when Common Core came to town. His son's school district embarked on a "fuzzy math" policy that confuses kids and deprives them of real math knowledge. This is why, Shuls wrote, parents need school choice: So they can opt for the style of instruction that suits their child best, especially because district school leaders often pay no mind to the concerns of even well-educated colleagues and parents. 

Missouri isn't the only state handicapping  kids' math abilities because of the Common Core. Check out what's happening in Spokane, Washington.