Common Core Math Writer To Parents: Butt Out

It’s so awesome when an educrat tells a parent their child isn’t their business, isn’t it?

This is precisely what Common Core lead math writer, Jason Zimba, did recently. He’s cited in an article at the Heckinger Report called,  “Back off parents: It’s not your job to teach Common Core math when helping with homework.”

Excerpt, emphasis added:

“The most important rule as a parent is to make sure it gets done. I may not have time to do an impromptu lesson on math but I can make sure everything is completed,” said Jason Zimba, one of the three lead writers of Common Core’s math standards and founding partner of Student Achievement Partners, a group that helps teachers with the standards. “It’s about managing work load and learning accountability.”

Although the father of two gives his children, ages 6 and 8, math tutorials on Saturday mornings, he says a parent doesn’t have to be a numbers whiz when it comes to homework.

The math instruction on the part of parents should be low. The teacher is there to explain the curriculum,” said Zimba.

Nice.   We see you as you laugh all the way to the bank.

This statement is from the guy who openly admitted that Common Core math was subpar; it does not support a STEM path and only really prepares kids for a 2-year non-selective college.

You don’t have to be a “math whiz” , eh? Is that why schools are trying to teach Common Core to parents too? So we are forced to do it the Common Core way as well?

Mr. Zimba, it is you that needs to “back off”. Stop trying to drive a wedge between parents and their children.

Let me remind you, Mr. Zimba, that children belong to their parents, not to the teacher, the school or to a set of fundamentally flawed and experimental standards.