New Math Curriculum Gives Kids Points for Wrong Answers


WASHINGTON D.C. – The White House is imposing what some are calling a controversial new curriculum called Common Core in schools across the country.


In a YouTube video, a curriculum coordinator in Chicago explains how through this new program students can actually get the answer wrong, but still receive full credit.


She said, “Even if they said 3×4 was 11, if they were able to explain their reasoning and explain how they came up with their answer, really in words or in oral explanations […] but they just got the final number wrong, we’re really more focusing on the ‘how’ …”


Anna Kooiman asked whether this is a continuation of the “wussification” of America.


“This is not going to work in the real world if this child becomes a doctor and decides to operate on the wrong knee!”


  1. While the concept of getting points for a wrong answer is ridiculous, the first sentence of this story is completely false. The While House is not imposing Common Core on anyone. It is a voluntary program that states can be a part of. There are at least two states that are not a part of it – Texas and Alaska – that have said it’s not for them. California was one of the first to jump on the bandwagon.

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