13 Years Into Gates & Obama’s Common Core, 72% of Students Fail To Meet Math Standards

Thirteen years after Bill Gates and Barack Obama began forcing schools around the country to adopt Common Core, students are recording results lower than previously thought possible, with staggering declines in average math and reading scores.

More than half of students across all grade levels tested in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) failed to meet state testing standards in subjects like mathematics and English for the 2021–22 school year.

The district’s preliminary results show that only about 42 percent of students met English standards, while only 28 percent met those for mathematics, according to data released by the district Sept. 9. The California Department of Education’s “Smarter Balanced Assessments” test students in grades 3–8 and 11.

District officials said in a statement that the results were expected due to school lockdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic, which they said has “erased two decades of progress in math and reading.”

But in reality, math and reading scores have been in decline since Common Core was introduced.

Educators have been coming forward with results for years to prove the controversial teaching method is a failure, and significantly less effective than traditional teaching methods.

An international study by the Pioneer Institute backs them up.

The study reveals huge drops in math and reading scores since Common Core was fully enacted in 2013. This was after decades of consistent growth in both categories.

Breaking with decades of slow improvement, U.S. reading and math scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and other assessments have seen historic declines since most states implemented national Common Core English and math curriculum standards six years ago,” a statement on the Pioneer Institute’s website read.

While Common Core was promoted as improving the international competitiveness of U.S. students in math, our international standing has remained low while the skills of average and lower performing American students have dropped in reading,” it said.

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