across America had a strong reaction to what ended up being a prank, yet it still strikes a cord with anyone who has recently helped an elementary student with basic mathematics. Douglas Hermann became a hero to those frustrated parents when he wrote a check to the school district using common core math.

People who are my age, mid to late 30s, who don't have kids have no idea what common core math is. And that's just fine, because you'll never need it later in life. It's like what my late French teacher said about geometry, "If I need to know how tall a tree is I don't need geometry. Get me a tape measure and I'll be just fine!"

Parents and guardians are helpless when it comes to assisting their little learners with math homework because of the new common core math curriculum. It this why they got rid of teaching cursive? To make room for this?