The Idiots Over At The SPLC Are Calling Parents Against Common Core “Conspiracy Theorists”
The Southern Poverty Law Center blasted the thousands of parents with legitimate concerns over Common Core as “conspiracy theorists,” even though most criticism against Common Core is directed at its poor teaching methodologies.
The controversial group claimed criticism of the federal public school program is based on “outlandish conspiracy theories” and “wildly untrue claims,” but parents are generally upset with Common Core because it penalizes students for correctly answering questions.
“The latest and most virulent example of [Common Core criticism] is the rapidly spreading idea that the Common Core State Standards, an ambitious effort to lift student achievement across the country, is actually a dangerous conspiracy to indoctrinate young people into ‘the homosexual lifestyle,’ communism and globalist ideology, all the while collecting detailed and highly personal information about millions of citizens,” the SPLC asserted.
However, the vast majority of criticism from parents against Common Core has nothing to do with the “homosexual lifestyle” or “communism” but rather that Common Core teaches children overly complicated methods to solve simple math problems.
In a recent example, a third-grader was penalized for correctly answering 5+5+5=15.
“The first question asks the student to use repeated addition to solve the question 5×3,” the Daily Mail reported. “The student answers 5+5+5=15, but is marked incorrect.”
“Instead, the teacher writes that the correct answer should have been 3+3+3+3+3=15.”