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(Talking Points Memo)   Common Core is crashing because "in our democracy, a motivated minority defeats a distracted, complacent majority every time"   (talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 267
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2014-06-24 12:17:24 PM  
I was at Safeway last week behind this woman who was buying steak and lobsters and rap tapes for her 5 children who all had on brand new Air Jordans and were named Propecia, Dacron, Lebaron, Chia, and Larry.  I heard she saying how they were using their EBT to buy the skrimps too.  They had all learned how to do math from the common core which is how they knew to get my money.  Then they went outside and got in a brand new Cadillac Town Car and peeled out doing skidmarks on the way to get more Obamaphones.  An eagle landed on the flag and shed a tear because a liberal professor was there smirking like Obama when he calls the IRS to order them to spy on our Tea Party and also because that guy as an atheist.
 
2014-06-24 01:20:47 PM  

Rapmaster2000: I was at Safeway last week behind this woman who was buying steak and lobsters and rap tapes for her 5 children who all had on brand new Air Jordans and were named Propecia, Dacron, Lebaron, Chia, and Larry.  I heard she saying how they were using their EBT to buy the skrimps too.  They had all learned how to do math from the common core which is how they knew to get my money.  Then they went outside and got in a brand new Cadillac Town Car and peeled out doing skidmarks on the way to get more Obamaphones.  An eagle landed on the flag and shed a tear because a liberal professor was there smirking like Obama when he calls the IRS to order them to spy on our Tea Party and also because that guy as an atheist.


treasure.diylol.com
 
2014-06-24 01:22:43 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-06-24 01:47:38 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-06-24 01:48:17 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-06-24 02:00:32 PM  
thechive.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-06-24 02:03:59 PM  
And remember that any time a motivated minority wins out over the majority, it's bad.
 
2014-06-24 02:12:53 PM  
Common Core deleted all the unwatched "Breaking Bad" episodes off my DVR and signed me up for the Mr. Belvedere Fun Kit. Then, on the way out it filled my dog's water bowl with ice cubes, changed the code on my garage door and left a Genny Cream Ale shiat in my mailbox.
 
2014-06-24 02:17:32 PM  
Send all kids to boarding school.  Reinstitute corporal punishment.

For the parents, I mean.  Beat the parents.
 
2014-06-24 02:20:06 PM  

Rapmaster2000: I was at Safeway last week behind this woman who was buying steak and lobsters and rap tapes for her 5 children who all had on brand new Air Jordans and were named Propecia, Dacron, Lebaron, Chia, and Larry.  I heard she saying how they were using their EBT to buy the skrimps too.  They had all learned how to do math from the common core which is how they knew to get my money.  Then they went outside and got in a brand new Cadillac Town Car and peeled out doing skidmarks on the way to get more Obamaphones.  An eagle landed on the flag and shed a tear because a liberal professor was there smirking like Obama when he calls the IRS to order them to spy on our Tea Party and also because that guy as an atheist.


If only Marine Todd had been there to roundhouse kick them out of the store and also crotch-punch the smirking liberal professor who was saying that Jesus was fake wasn't he?
 
2014-06-24 02:21:08 PM  

kronicfeld: Rapmaster2000: I was at Safeway last week behind this woman who was buying steak and lobsters and rap tapes for her 5 children who all had on brand new Air Jordans and were named Propecia, Dacron, Lebaron, Chia, and Larry.  I heard she saying how they were using their EBT to buy the skrimps too.  They had all learned how to do math from the common core which is how they knew to get my money.  Then they went outside and got in a brand new Cadillac Town Car and peeled out doing skidmarks on the way to get more Obamaphones.  An eagle landed on the flag and shed a tear because a liberal professor was there smirking like Obama when he calls the IRS to order them to spy on our Tea Party and also because that guy as an atheist.

If only Marine Todd had been there to roundhouse kick them out of the store and also crotch-punch the smirking liberal professor who was saying that Jesus was fake wasn't he?


Sampler Fi!
 
2014-06-24 03:38:50 PM  
This should bode well for a Jeb Bush nomination.
 
Bf+
2014-06-24 03:40:35 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Common Core deleted all the unwatched "Breaking Bad" episodes off my DVR and signed me up for the Mr. Belvedere Fun Kit. Then, on the way out it filled my dog's water bowl with ice cubes, changed the code on my garage door and left a Genny Cream Ale shiat in my mailbox.


Common core is worse than 9/11, the Holocaust, and the cancellation of Firefly, combined.
 
2014-06-24 03:42:52 PM  

Endive Wombat: [thechive.files.wordpress.com image 500x513]


But you still have to unscrew the cap.  Useless!
 
2014-06-24 03:43:34 PM  
Common Corps.
/Easy mistake to make.
 
2014-06-24 03:44:12 PM  
On the AM radio the other day I was listening to some FRC derp and they actually used the term "Obamacore" to describe Common Core.

Is this like a thing now or was that a one-off?
 
2014-06-24 03:44:32 PM  

Bf+: Mr. Coffee Nerves: Common Core deleted all the unwatched "Breaking Bad" episodes off my DVR and signed me up for the Mr. Belvedere Fun Kit. Then, on the way out it filled my dog's water bowl with ice cubes, changed the code on my garage door and left a Genny Cream Ale shiat in my mailbox.

Common core is worse than 9/11, the Holocaust, and the cancellation of Firefly, combined.


Nothing, not even common core, will ever be worse than that tragedy.

/You can't take the sky from me
 
2014-06-24 03:45:17 PM  
It's moving forward in non-GOP controlled states.

Funny that.

It really was only a matter of time before the fundies realized common core was going to make evolution nation wide standard, so they started biatching and the GOP leaders that championed common core as a great venture between the states and private business changed their tune.

The Pied Piper wishes he had that much power.
 
2014-06-24 03:45:40 PM  
One day, when the world is burned to ashes by nuclear holocaust, there will be at least one person hunkered down in their bunk, looking to his friends and saying "At least we don't have to worry about Common Core anymore."

A few days later, he is the first one the group kills and eats.
 
2014-06-24 03:46:08 PM  
Ugh. Common Core is not all that difficult. It's not going to rape our children, shave our dogs, or even force us to gay marry a turtle. It's just another way for kids to learn that isn't rote freaking drill.

It has taken me the better part of a year to figure out the best way for my 6 year old daughter to learn new things. You know what? Common core math is actually easy for her and she now understands the topics and how to get from A to B. So we use the common core method for math. For reading it is different. Different method for writing as well.

Honestly, let's resolve, as a nation, to not be so gorram offended when something new comes along.
 
2014-06-24 03:46:16 PM  
pbs.twimg.com
 
2014-06-24 03:46:54 PM  
People are dumb beasts. Individually they can be smart, funny, kind, and pleasant to be around, but in groups they're filthy and dangerous, like livestock.
 
2014-06-24 03:47:06 PM  
Common core came to a party at my house, didn't bring a dish to pass, and left an upper-decker in my toilet!
 
2014-06-24 03:47:40 PM  
OMG

I found this and have to share.

troglopundit.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-06-24 03:48:20 PM  

meat0918: It's moving forward in non-GOP controlled states.

Funny that.

It really was only a matter of time before the fundies realized common core was going to make evolution nation wide standard, so they started biatching and the GOP leaders that championed common core as a great venture between the states and private business changed their tune.

The Pied Piper wishes he had that much power.


It's even moving forward in GOP controlled states. Florida has already implemented Common Core for math, starting as early as Kindergarten.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Core_State_Standards_Initiative# Ad option_and_implementation_of_Common_Core_Standards_by_states
 
2014-06-24 03:49:39 PM  

BMulligan: People are dumb beasts. Individually they can be smart, funny, kind, and pleasant to be around, but in groups they're filthy and dangerous, like livestock.


A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it. Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew the Earth was the center of the universe. Five hundred years ago, everybody knew the Earth was flat, and fifteen minutes ago, you knew that Common Core was the work of the Devil Incarnate. Imagine what you'll know tomorrow.
 
2014-06-24 03:50:29 PM  

grumpfuff: OMG

I found this and have to share.

[troglopundit.files.wordpress.com image 850x550]


The best part of that picture is Ronald McDonald in the background, laying waste to, I presume, Republicans.
 
2014-06-24 03:50:40 PM  
Common Core is crashing because it's unnecessarily complicated.

thefederalistpapers.integratedmarket.netdna-cdn.com

"The more they overthink the plumbing, the easier it is to stop up the drain." - Scotty, Star Trek III
 
2014-06-24 03:50:42 PM  
The irony in the failure of common core will be that a bunch of bozos who were only taught one way of doing things will shout it down to the dirt because they lack the critical thinking skills to understand the worksheet questions their kids get which are aimed at bolstering critical thinking skills over rote behavior.

"Why you gotsta teach this 'new math' way thingy when what I learnt was good 'nuff!? Stop stiflin' mah kid's developmentals and just teach him what I was learnt in what fer ways it was taught tah me!"
 
2014-06-24 03:50:49 PM  

grumpfuff: OMG

I found this and have to share.

[troglopundit.files.wordpress.com image 850x550]


I....um....what?

Did you spike my drink?
 
2014-06-24 03:51:46 PM  

grumpfuff: OMG

I found this and have to share.


What the hell is that?
 
2014-06-24 03:52:37 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: Common Core is crashing because it's unnecessarily complicated.

[thefederalistpapers.integratedmarket.netdna-cdn.com image 750x408]

"The more they overthink the plumbing, the easier it is to stop up the drain." - Scotty, Star Trek III


I rest my case...
 
2014-06-24 03:52:53 PM  
Bookmarking this thread for more lols.
 
2014-06-24 03:53:12 PM  
Common Core is struggling because a collection of under-educated, deliberately obtuse voters believe that their ignorance is as good as knowledge. Further, their hatred of having a black guy in office obscures the fact that the Common Core idea was initially designed as a state-run initiative and had much support from the business community.
 
2014-06-24 03:53:45 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-06-24 03:54:04 PM  

quatchi: On the AM radio the other day I was listening to some FRC derp and they actually used the term "Obamacore" to describe Common Core.

Is this like a thing now or was that a one-off?


Nope.

I've heard a teacher refer to NCLB and Common core to be bait and switch.  she has some legitamate concerns that we are going to have 5 or so years of kids lost (Oregon is making it a one try pass fail for graduation with the new common core tests) because they are used to the NCLB tests and the Common Core ones are not just different, but harder according to many sources.

Also, we have a funding problem here that we were going to try and resolve this November with a ballot initiative.  Instead, the state teacher's union made a deal up in Salem to back off pushing for a tax measure on the November ballot in exchange for the rival groups dropping their attempts to curtail unions

I think the Teacher's Union got suckered, but keeping Oregon from being a right to work state is probably a good idea.
 
2014-06-24 03:54:18 PM  

The_Six_Fingered_Man: Ugh. Common Core is not all that difficult. It's not going to rape our children, shave our dogs, or even force us to gay marry a turtle. It's just another way for kids to learn that isn't rote freaking drill.

It has taken me the better part of a year to figure out the best way for my 6 year old daughter to learn new things. You know what? Common core math is actually easy for her and she now understands the topics and how to get from A to B. So we use the common core method for math. For reading it is different. Different method for writing as well.

Honestly, let's resolve, as a nation, to not be so gorram offended when something new comes along.


Sorry, we've got republicans, and they're going to do whatever they can to drag the nation kicking and screaming into the 19th century .
 
2014-06-24 03:54:20 PM  

NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: I....um....what?


MFAWG: What the hell is that?


I have no idea what point it's trying to make, the only thing I get out of it is "Bill Clinton is a legendary badass"
 
2014-06-24 03:54:56 PM  
Listen, and understand.  Common Core is out there.  It can't be bargained with.  It can't be reasoned with.  It doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear.  And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you vote democrat.
 
2014-06-24 03:55:56 PM  
What do you think the average IQ of this group is, huh?
 
2014-06-24 03:55:58 PM  

grumpfuff: NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: I....um....what?

MFAWG: What the hell is that?

I have no idea what point it's trying to make, the only thing I get out of it is "Bill Clinton is a legendary badass"


Put your thumb over Lewinsky and it makes a lot more sense.

/ Monica never looked anywhere near that good
 
2014-06-24 03:56:08 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: Common Core is crashing because it's unnecessarily complicated.

[thefederalistpapers.integratedmarket.netdna-cdn.com image 750x408]

"The more they overthink the plumbing, the easier it is to stop up the drain." - Scotty, Star Trek III


I really hope that you didn't trot that picture out as some sort of serious complaint about Common Core without looking at the watermark at the bottom right that clearly says "Comedy Central" and looking like it came off the Colbert Show.
 
2014-06-24 03:56:17 PM  

The_Six_Fingered_Man: meat0918: It's moving forward in non-GOP controlled states.

Funny that.

It really was only a matter of time before the fundies realized common core was going to make evolution nation wide standard, so they started biatching and the GOP leaders that championed common core as a great venture between the states and private business changed their tune.

The Pied Piper wishes he had that much power.

It's even moving forward in GOP controlled states. Florida has already implemented Common Core for math, starting as early as Kindergarten.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Core_State_Standards_Initiative# Ad option_and_implementation_of_Common_Core_Standards_by_states


Oh good.

I was mistaken then.

It doesn't really surprise me though.  I might be wrong (again), but aren't those waivers for 100% passing on NCLB only good if they move forward with Common Core?
 
2014-06-24 03:56:56 PM  

TheGogmagog: What do you think the average IQ of this group is, huh?


100
 
2014-06-24 03:57:39 PM  

meat0918: but harder


Soooo....they might actually MEAN something?
 
2014-06-24 03:58:07 PM  
 
2014-06-24 03:59:29 PM  

The_Six_Fingered_Man: Bith Set Me Up: Common Core is crashing because it's unnecessarily complicated.

[thefederalistpapers.integratedmarket.netdna-cdn.com image 750x408]

"The more they overthink the plumbing, the easier it is to stop up the drain." - Scotty, Star Trek III

I really hope that you didn't trot that picture out as some sort of serious complaint about Common Core without looking at the watermark at the bottom right that clearly says "Comedy Central" and looking like it came off the Colbert Show.


The Colbert what?
 
2014-06-24 03:59:31 PM  

The_Six_Fingered_Man: I really hope that you didn't trot that picture out as some sort of serious complaint about Common Core without looking at the watermark at the bottom right that clearly says "Comedy Central" and looking like it came off the Colbert Show.


Even if the answer is a joke, which presumably it is, it's probably a real worksheet problem. And like all the "common core" examples to date, the essential complaint is that the complainer doesn't understand it, therefore it must be too hard or wrong.

Number sentences are a real thing. Their basic purpose is to introduce algebraic concepts while still teaching arithmetic fundamentals.

So, essentially, the complaint by a common core hater forwarding that around Facebook would be "nobody taught me anything about algebra in second grade, so nobody should teach it to my kid, either".
 
2014-06-24 03:59:35 PM  

Rapmaster2000: I was at Safeway last week behind this woman who was buying steak and lobsters and rap tapes for her 5 children who all had on brand new Air Jordans and were named Propecia, Dacron, Lebaron, Chia, and Larry.  I heard she saying how they were using their EBT to buy the skrimps too.  They had all learned how to do math from the common core which is how they knew to get my money.  Then they went outside and got in a brand new Cadillac Town Car and peeled out doing skidmarks on the way to get more Obamaphones.  An eagle landed on the flag and shed a tear because a liberal professor was there smirking like Obama when he calls the IRS to order them to spy on our Tea Party and also because that guy as an atheist.


Well done, even though it was made too obvious by "Safeway". If they did sell Steak and Lobsters, they would have been $600 a pound or something like that, given they are usually more expensive than vending machines.
 
2014-06-24 03:59:44 PM  
There's a huge FUD campaign against Common Core because it requires critical thinking and it dares to mention climate change as what it is, a solid scientific theory with mountains of evidence behind it.
 
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