Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Per Instapundit.com: Public schooling is a form of child abuse

From a must-visit post at Carpe Diem:
Scary: Only 57% of college freshman could solve the simple division problem above (231 / 7 = 33) without a calculator (using old-fashioned long division) based on a math assessment test given by Professor Cliff Mass in his Atmospheric Sciences 101 class at the University of Washington.

Here’s a hint why – according to a math teacher quoted in the NY Times, “We don’t teach long division…. it stifles students’ creativity.”
It's called "Rainforest Math" and it's a disaster, unless you're looking for a good reason to promote homeschooling!  Check the link above to see a 15 minute video of this educational abomination.