Common Core — a national effort to standardize curriculum — was launched in 2010 during the Obama Administration. What most people don’t realize is that the funding for this program was provided by an oil-rich Muslim country – Qatar, which also finances terrorism. But that is the reason that history text books now have very large sections dedicated to the Islamic faith, culture, and history, while Christianity, Judaism, and other religions combined barely get a page of coverage. (See links below video)
Western Journal After years of Common Core standards, Americans students math skills are eroding, according to a new report. ACT, which administers standardized exams used for college entrance, said that students who took the 2018 exam had the lowest readiness for college math since 2004.
Only 40 percent of high school students met the ACT College Readiness Benchmark in math. That’s down from an ACT high of 46 percent in 2012, and the lowest mark since 2004, the ACT report noted. It gets worse. The report said the average math ACT score has hit its lowest level — 20.5 — in 20 years. The average score has also been falling since 2012.
The revelation came as part of the Department of Education’s 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress report.
“Every American family needs to open The Nation’s Report Card this year and think about what it means for their child and for our country’s future,” Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said in a media release. “The results are, frankly, devastating.”
“This country is in a student achievement crisis, and over the past decade it has continued to worsen, especially for our most vulnerable students,” she added.
The students’ reading assessment paints a grim picture of educational readiness, with tested fourth and eighth graders failing to best the previous test’s results. This year’s results were only marginally better than those from 1992.
The mathematics scores show the most damning results — an upward trend until the year 2015, when the momentum seemed to grind to a halt. Although there were double-digit gains since the ’90s, fourth graders only managed to score a single point above their previous tests.
Eighth graders failed to meet that low standard, sinking below their predecessors from two years before.
By 2015, most states had implemented some form of Common Core standards, according to the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Studies have linked Common Core to declining test scores and generally poor student performance.