Father Z posts the warning. Alas I already heard the bad news, direct from the principal at my daughter’s school. “Common Core,” where 3 x 4 = 11, is the new curriculum in town. The Archdiocese has mandated it.
Welcome to ObamaMath, where it’s the effort that counts, and nobody really cares whether or not you get the right answer.
It’s the New Math drivel of my childhood, repackaged by our betters in Washington, D.C., to further ensnare our children in a vortex of mediocrity.
There’s an old math joke — 2 + 2 = 5 for extremely large values of 2.
Now thanks to Common Core, 5 is the right answer. Even in Catholic school.