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Common Core is falling apart — and the people leading the charge to end the controversial education standard are often the parents of frustrated children.

Karen Lamoreaux is one of those parents. During a Arkansas Board of Education meeting, the mother of three demonstrated just how ridiculous the Common Core material is.

She presented a fourth-grade division problem, and then revealed that the Common Core curriculum requires a staggering 108 steps to solve the equation.

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“I have come to the conclusion that this board is as uninformed as the parents are, or were, when these standards were adopted,” began the concerned parent.

“We were told the same thing that you were told, and that Common Core is a set of rigorous college-ready, internationally benchmarked standards that prepare our kids to compete in a global economy,” she continued.

“This is nothing more than an empty sales pitch.”

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Karen Lamoreaux then held up a piece of paper and challenged the Arkansas Board of Education to actually complete a Common Core math problem (H/T Top Right News).

“Are you smarter than a Common Core fourth grader?” asked the parent.

“The problem is, Mr. Yamata’s class has 18 students. If the class counts around by a number, and ends with 90, what number did they count by?”

In other words, it is a simple division problem: 90 divided by 18.

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One of the board members quickly came up with the correct answer of five. “And may I ask, madam, how did you come up with that answer?” asked Lamoreaux.

The administrator replied that she had simply divided 90 by 18, to come up with five.

“You know why? Because that’s what makes sense, right?” asked the parent. “That’s the way we were taught to do it.”

“This, however, is what the Common Core standards expect our fourth graders to do. If they solve it in those two steps, they get it marked wrong,” she continued.

Then Karen Lamoreaux dropped a bombshell about how Common Core demands children to solve that simple division problem.

“They are expected to draw 18 circles, with 90 hash marks, solving this problem in exactly 108 steps.”

“This is not preparing our children to compete in the global economy,” she continued. “Our children, who were testing in the 80th or higher percentile in math last year are now coming home with C’s, D’s, and F’s on their report cards.”

“Our concerns are not based on hysteria or propaganda,” Lamoreaux concluded. “They are based on fact, and we are prepared to present those facts.”

Karen Lamoreaux showed this board of education exactly what they bought into when they adopted the Common Core — something they probably were unaware of when they signed off on the new standards.

And while it’s fantastic to see everyday moms and dads get more involved in the political decisions that effect their communities, we’re in this mess today because too much decision-making has been left for too long in the hands of career politicians and bureaucrats.

It’s time for that to change. Way past time, actually.

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