John Stossel - Common Core

  • Опубликовано: 7 окт 2014
  • Robert Pondiscio (Fordham Institute Senior Fellow) and Joy Pullmann (Heartland Institute Research Fellow) join John to debate the value of Common Core. Then, Stossel recounts the past 40 years of government education schemes.

Комментарии • 876

  • Norman Rindom
    Norman Rindom 8 часов назад

    Common Crap

  • rikk sashquat
    rikk sashquat День назад

    replace common core with what worked for hundreds of years

  • rikk sashquat
    rikk sashquat День назад

    common core has five sentences on Christianity and five pages on Islam

  • rikk sashquat
    rikk sashquat День назад

    common core is design to make children dependent on government as adults, when you accept this purpose than it makes sense

  • Chuck Bodnar
    Chuck Bodnar День назад


  • Jack Jones
    Jack Jones День назад

    The federal government is a bully. They literally bribe states and hold out funding if school's do not enact common core in the classroom. To them, whether it's the best or even a good method is irrelevant.

  • S D McDaniel
    S D McDaniel 2 дня назад

    With all this Common Core debate going backward and forward, and the No Child Left Behind, I have to ask this series of questions, and I really want people to think about them. Because this is what I believe is happening to our kids.
    If everyone is being taught 'common standards', so that no child will fail, what is happening to those children that would normally excel? Are they being allowed to forge ahead into higher learning? Or are they being held back to the lower standards?
    If everyone is being taught this Common Core Standard, and are being kept to the lowest standard so that all children succeed. What happens when these kids grow up, and get into the work force. How many of them are going to go into jobs that require higher standards? (Doctors, Lawyers, Engineers, just to name a few)?
    Using the medical profession as an example... when you go to the hospital (or the doctor's office) due to an illness or injury, do you want a doctor that excelled and advanced at a faster pace? Or would you prefer a doctor whose education was average at best?
    If everyone is having to compete for the same low paying jobs, because that is what they are educated for how is that going to affect Unemployment and poverty, since our kids won't be educated for the higher paying jobs?
    Realizing our children will be the next congressman, representatives, and even Presidents, do we really want someone in those positions that don't know what they are doing?

  • Brak
    Brak 2 дня назад

    my school average for state testing was level 1, and my school does common core. the state was below the school average btw

  • jim miller
    jim miller 4 дня назад

    this common core guy needs is ass kicked the common core way

  • Arizona Sky
    Arizona Sky 4 дня назад

    What a joke! Actually be home doing standard math with your kid, instead of watching TV.
    Like I do!!

  • Arizona Sky
    Arizona Sky 4 дня назад

    FUCK that waste of time and money!!
    Trump will remove this joke!!

  • MindMage Methin
    MindMage Methin 5 дней назад

    You the man Stossel.

  • Tess Jones
    Tess Jones 6 дней назад

    The HOPE Scholarship in the state of Georgia worked. If you took hard core clasese and
    got a 3.5 they would pay your college if you kept your GPA in college going and took
    courses that led to a career. No race was left behind. Incentive - rational and worked!!

  • Tess Jones
    Tess Jones 6 дней назад

    Bill Gates want Robots, He want AI for a President. He is arrogant and heartless about
    the other. He worships geeks only. He want the population decreased and this is a way
    to make it hard to not be frustrated and violent. It is Bill Gates treated out children likel
    lab rats.

  • spot light
    spot light 7 дней назад

    The U.S Department of Education is located in Washington DC. Give them free rein to operate, control and re-engineer all the public schools in Washington DC! Once they can show real, genuine, absolutely excellent improvements in the Washington DC students, then their methods need to be carefully studied, analyzed and then duplicated in other American school systems! And the USA must start showing EXTREME improvements in the international education tests! RESULTS ARE KING! NO RESULTS! FIRE THEM ALL!

  • roman maslov
    roman maslov 10 дней назад

    I hate this system, my kids are confused and I can't help them at home with it because I learned the Normal way

  • Allen Clark
    Allen Clark 13 дней назад

    what led us to this was Bill Gates and a bunch of people in Texas that are now very rich for putting this crap together.

  • kram sdrawde
    kram sdrawde 18 дней назад

    bastardized, foolish, redundant, like the liberal himself. over educated educators came up with this garbage and should be fired and replaced with people have common sense....educators educated into stupidity, perhaps go back to teaching how to go under roof when raining and looking both ways before crossing the street....the modern liberal should pack up and move to venezuela , they are giving land away...there they can also enjoy the socialism/communist govt...the utopia of communism/socialism......Please offer expires soon...don't miss the boat...and bye-bye...don't forget to write !!!!!

  • kram sdrawde
    kram sdrawde 18 дней назад

    THESE educators are setting these kids up for failing in life. The work force can't bear some one who cannot add,subtract,multiply,divide... if these kids refuse to learn let them get out of school and work in a factory or some other job and try to see if they would like to have the opportunity to learn after working for 1 yr.or so....BUT do not require them to be there and beat up kids trying to learn...if violent send them to schools for violent kids...What are they trying to do make kids more ignorant.

  • Ean Bezemer
    Ean Bezemer 19 дней назад

    I call bullshit.

  • Gungnir
    Gungnir 23 дня назад

    Robert is advocating common core "dumbing down" while pontificating he is against dumbing down of our kids.
    US is truly the land of smoke and mirrors - feel bad for real americans being subjected to their corporate masters.

  • Mike Quigley
    Mike Quigley 24 дня назад


  • Mike Quigley
    Mike Quigley 24 дня назад

    This guy is a teacher's union pitchman.

  • Mike Quigley
    Mike Quigley 24 дня назад

    This guy is a BSer. I was a math teacher in CA. He is a flat out liar.

  • Bryan Hayward
    Bryan Hayward 25 дней назад

    They lost me on that silly math.

  • Allen Watson
    Allen Watson 26 дней назад

    my younger sister pulled her boys from public school and began homeschooling several years ago. when she did this it was due to her oldest son having such a difficult time with his classes. before common core, he loved school. loved learning. after common core he would come home crying in frustration. I looked at some of his homework assignments, specifically math and was enraged at the stupidity of the design of the systems. overly complex and illogical methodologies to solving the most basic of math problems. common core isnt a system to help our kids compete. it's a system designed to make them collapse.

  • Ran C
    Ran C 27 дней назад

    Communist core by your favorite Marxist leader Obama

  • Furrowed Brow
    Furrowed Brow 27 дней назад

    If you exclude black and hispanic student scores America becomes competitive again.
    The most recent PISA results, from 2015, placed the U.S. an unimpressive 38th out of 71 countries in math and 24th in science.
    When US racial and ethnic groups are separately compared with other countries, Asian and white students regularly perform at or near the top of international rankings, while
    black and Hispanic students typically rank at or near the bottom.

  • Robert Coups
    Robert Coups 28 дней назад

    I was just an average student in school, but I guarantee you- give me ten math problems to solve the old fashioned way and you use common core methodology, I will crush you !

  • Warchild 1987
    Warchild 1987 29 дней назад

    I'm curious to see how calculus and trigonometry is done via common core.

  • The Artikulate
    The Artikulate Месяц назад

    Sounds like the problem is teachers are dumb. I understand common core that's how you think to count in your head.

  • Bryson Gainey
    Bryson Gainey Месяц назад

    Seems like a very inefficient way to do math.
    I am a 28-year-old professional Carpenter, And in my job it is very important to do math equations quickly in your head. Common core does not seem like a real life solution to do math

  • Shokoni SB
    Shokoni SB Месяц назад

    It's a way to equalize the next generation

  • Mike Getsi
    Mike Getsi Месяц назад

    The founders of this once great nation would roll over in their graves if they knew we have a FEDERAL dept of education.

  • E Charles
    E Charles Месяц назад


  • Mattee Campbell
    Mattee Campbell Месяц назад

    When something looks too fancy and is trying to be sold to you, you should probably be suspicious.....

  • Anonymous Devil Dog
    Anonymous Devil Dog Месяц назад

    I do multi million dollar deals for the Government and in all the math and pricing we do, common core is not used.

  • ExaltedDuck
    ExaltedDuck Месяц назад

    The concept behind common core math is sensible... We should design our educational system to promote a high degree of numerical literacy. Most of the people I've worked with who were born before the late 70s can do basic arithmetic in their heads while most I know born in the 80s have to reach for calculators and the 90s kids.... Geez... I worked with one who was a chemist and asked to scale a 2 part adhesive mix ratio from 100:40 to a total of 100 parts who looked at an open spreadsheet on her computer, ilted her head back and forth like a confused canine, then belted out "wait,,what was the formula for that again?". Where common core fails is that it over complicates simple concepts and the people teaching our elementary school aged children are mostly mathematically illiterate themselves. I've seen examples where common core homework assignments were marked wrong for interpreting 3*5 as 3+3+3+3+3 instead of 5+5+5. That's just absurd.

  • NovorSec
    NovorSec Месяц назад

    This video ending was epic and just shows the answer lol

  • Michael Stillwell
    Michael Stillwell Месяц назад

    If common core is the concept of having standards then it makes sense to me. But I don't understand why there is something called Common Core Math. Why should the math be different just because you have a standard? It seems to me that this new math happened to get bundled along with the Common Core idea. So the Common Core concept is getting a bad rep because of this new math. As for the new math it may be bad but you can't judge it by the reaction of people who weren't taught it.

  • HE-MAN 5678
    HE-MAN 5678 Месяц назад

    Common core. Is shit

  • Barbusie
    Barbusie Месяц назад


  • David Barr
    David Barr Месяц назад

    Language warning. I fucking hate common core.

  • Infidel Heretic
    Infidel Heretic Месяц назад

    Having a unified standard of education seems okay in principle. But how the hell do we get questions and wonky overcomplicated problem solving methods like these? You need to know the basics of math before learning the really complicated things and common core makes the simple things more complicated.

  • wayne4386
    wayne4386 Месяц назад +1

    Look at where all the children of senators and congressmen state appointed politicians are going to school??? Privet schools that DON'T teach common core, Why because they dont want to dumb down there kids. They know Common core was set up to keep the middle and lower class kids from getting smarter! End of story.
    Stop Trying to figure out why it became the standards!! YOU know why its the standard. The Gov dosen't want our kids becoming smarter and better.

  • BluntForceTrauma666
    BluntForceTrauma666 Месяц назад

    The ones who really need the "education" are the ones sitting around proposing that standardized tests and such are the answer. What they need to learn about is "unintended consequences". Basing performance reviews for educators largely on the grades of their students and then attaching their paychecks to those reviews is a great way to have even the very best teachers abandon their personally unique and effective learning styles in favor of just "teaching to the test" and no more. Is it REALLY that difficult to understand why this quickly becomes an issue?

  • V Star 1300 Adventures
    V Star 1300 Adventures Месяц назад

    That shill is a total idiot if he thinks Common Core has any goal but make kids feel so fucking stupid they make easier sheep to lead as a blind population when they reach adulthood.

  • V Star 1300 Adventures
    V Star 1300 Adventures Месяц назад

    Common Core means your kid is less than common and dumber than hell by the time they have been exposed to this 'math'.

  • Bigoun Big
    Bigoun Big Месяц назад

    and yet America has the worst education in developed countries :D :D :D Trololololo

  • Luke Warmwater
    Luke Warmwater Месяц назад

    ok. I heard it again...."they were counting on thier fingers" and I want a GOOD explination, what's wrong with that??!
    why are fingers called digits?
    hello? it is idiots pushing this, a correct answer is wrong because you didnt do it the retarded way??! thats the product of idiots.

  • Kryptek1
    Kryptek1 Месяц назад

    Anyone who’s educated themselves about the evolution of America’s educational system knows that it has been finely tuned to create worker bees just smart enough to serve the purpose of the government but not able to think for their selves or outside the box.the direct quotes of the very people who influenced the school system in its infancy leave no question about their intended goals in this matter.a little homework and common sense will provide you all the evidence necessary to prove that our leaders have never had what’s best for our children in mind when creating the system by which we teach our children

  • Kryptek1
    Kryptek1 Месяц назад

    I was taught math when we used numbers.i tried to help my kids do their common core math and discovered that 2 plus 2 does not in fact equal 4.They act like we never had a way to tell how kids were doing in relationship to other kids with the “ old” system.we know this isn’t true.we always had tests and scores.until the business world and everyone else starts using common core math it makes zero sense teaching kids that way.are there common core calculators?can you write a check with common core language?how can this possibly create successful adults ?

  • Kevin Odom
    Kevin Odom Месяц назад +1

    Iq, race baiting and teachers unions are destroying our children’s future. Trump is for schoool choice which is proven and Dems are against. How minorities think the Dems have their best interest at heart is confusing and insane. Actions vs words and the Dems are great at word and race games destroying much i the black community in the process. They keep falling further and further behind . Bigger financial gap now between blacks and whites than there was in the 60s. Wtf

  • Kevin Odom
    Kevin Odom Месяц назад

    Get govt out of it and let private companies handle it. School choice and I Guarantee our schools wil thrive. We will still have a lot of kids that won’t do well but the ones that want to will

  • screw your feelings
    screw your feelings Месяц назад

    4 year teaching middle school in Korea, they DID not have COmmon core there and they are a LOT better than USA students

  • Raspian the Right Wing Guy
    Raspian the Right Wing Guy Месяц назад

    Common Core a useless mess of words.

  • John Ellington
    John Ellington Месяц назад

    What the hell is wrong with the 3 Rs!! It got up the atom bomb. A military that is second to none. And the greatest generation. What has all this crap gotten us? Less educated, less patriotic cry babies. Quit fooling with our educations and get back to the basics that built our country to what it was!

  • George Batton
    George Batton Месяц назад

    Teachers have to spend so much time getting the stupid kids to stop running around the classrooms that there is barely any time for learning. They can't spank the little spoiled brats anymore, so the chaos continues and the education level plummets.

  • Toni Art
    Toni Art 2 месяца назад

    they're trying to keep kids from learning. Keep them dumb and control them.

  • Drew Obert
    Drew Obert 2 месяца назад

    Can’t believe I finally agree with the teachers unions

  • paulbsmokin
    paulbsmokin 2 месяца назад +1

    This disaster was implemented by the left under Obama. Another failure!

  • Heyward Shepherd
    Heyward Shepherd 2 месяца назад

    Roberto is a fricking CUCK for common corpse. He’s no conservative, he’s an infiltrator.

  • Heyward Shepherd
    Heyward Shepherd 2 месяца назад +1

    Common core is the low bar! By design!

  • Rupert Atkinson
    Rupert Atkinson 2 месяца назад

    All you have to do is design a test for the kids. Let the schools teach whatever / however they want - the test is the standard. If one teacher or one school gets better results for their kids ... check out their methods.

  • George R
    George R 2 месяца назад

    stop Common Core

  • George R
    George R 2 месяца назад +1

    FACT: Common Core = Hatred of Children

  • phoenix21studios
    phoenix21studios 2 месяца назад +1

    At its core, common core works to help with larger scale math problems like 100004 - 99. You know 100000 - 100 more easily and then you add in the difference from 10. Some people do this kind of math in their head already and have for years. What’s 21 - 5 ? Well 20 - 5 is 15 so add 1 and it’s 16 for 21-5. It’s really better for in head math and should be taught probably after 6th grade instead of elementary school

  • Ruth Fitzwater
    Ruth Fitzwater 2 месяца назад

    Give parents the money so they can homeschool their own children.

  • Ian Paling
    Ian Paling 2 месяца назад

    The public sector wherever you look, massive waste of other people's money!

  • Marsha Woods
    Marsha Woods 2 месяца назад

    horrible math complicated parents can't help their children and I definitely is a grandmother cannot help them It's All Greek to me hahaha my granddaughter is failing math she is almost 14 years old I have told my son and my daughter-in-law for years.. They need to get rid of this their dumbing down our children

    STRATEGIC THOUGHT 3 месяца назад

    Be a good little future slave & learn your comon core..

  • FireWrathAK
    FireWrathAK 3 месяца назад

    aaaaaaaaaaand now they are trying to replace common core with ESSA.

  • weatherman 37
    weatherman 37 3 месяца назад

    Sorry Stossel, I'm usually with you, but the difference between people who are good at math and just capable of doing it to pass a test lies in the way common core is taught. Most of the reasons parents don't like it lies in the fact that they learned steps they don't understand and are embarrassed because they can't help their 4th graders with math.

  • john thompson
    john thompson 3 месяца назад

    All those presidents are full of sh&&.

  • Onyourknees Beforeme
    Onyourknees Beforeme 3 месяца назад

    If you want to screw something up... Involve Government!

  • Thomas Need
    Thomas Need 4 месяца назад

    So he is saying common core is good because it makes a stupid seem smart. That's why America is getting so dumb, the government won't allow people to fell. You can't learn to win until you learn to lose.

  • Charisse Lambert
    Charisse Lambert 4 месяца назад

    All of these education reforms don't work because people who actually know how to research and create an effective education are not involved. None of the kindergarten through 3rd grade curriculum was designed by actual teachers of those grades or respected and experienced researchers for those group of kids. The result: a developmentally inappropriate curriculum.

  • fw1421
    fw1421 4 месяца назад

    We need to go to the countries that rate highest in education and emulate them. Find out what we’re doing wrong and fix it in a way that is cost effective without increasing the DOE.

  • richard rodriquez
    richard rodriquez 4 месяца назад

    If Stossel really wanted to report how bad common core is why didn't he talk to the only 2 involved in creating it that were credentialed educators? Ironically those 2 refused to sign of on the final product. So much so that they actually tour schools preaching the evil of common core.

  • David M
    David M 4 месяца назад

    Anything our fed touches turns to mush.

  • David Straub
    David Straub 4 месяца назад

    No Common Core Child Left Behind ~8^)

  • therepairguy1
    therepairguy1 5 месяцев назад

    The dumbing down of america has succeeded

  • Dennis Ross
    Dennis Ross 5 месяцев назад

    Just interviewing pro choice advocates and public school advocates demonstrates the Fascism of public schools, how can learning be fun when students are bullied into leftist ideologies instead of learning in a neutral non aggressive (by teachers) environment. And yes I've had it out with "proud" Democrats over bulling my son over gender identity politics. Biology of chromosomes that determine gender is forbidden in Columbus Ohio public schools.

  • Dennis Ross
    Dennis Ross 5 месяцев назад

    Liberal and Progressives believe in pushing Socialism by any and all means necessary, so lying is the least of their strategy.

  • Dennis Ross
    Dennis Ross 5 месяцев назад

    Centralized education is called Fascism.

  • Dennis Ross
    Dennis Ross 5 месяцев назад

    Common Core is mental abuse that is meant to make children grow up to think our problems are to difficult for them, and only government can solve their problems. Chairman Mao did the same thing.

  • Ben S
    Ben S 5 месяцев назад

    Everything in any government can be easily understood if you realize what it has to do with money. If its not relevant to generating money government will not implement or institute it.

  • Tim Cantrell
    Tim Cantrell 6 месяцев назад

    If you were teaching in the South Bronx then you're lying your ass off.

  • monkeynumber nine
    monkeynumber nine 6 месяцев назад

    Only a complete fool would believe common core is superior to regular math

  • Jimmy Altos
    Jimmy Altos 6 месяцев назад

    Common Core is disgusting communism and must be wiped out of the education system in the U.S.
    Trump 2020.

  • Chad Stallings
    Chad Stallings 6 месяцев назад

    Our education system from the last 20 years is the biggest example of complete government failure.

  • Robert Xavier
    Robert Xavier 6 месяцев назад

    Maybe common core has a math problem WORDING issue.
    Understanding math relations can help children grasp math logic.
    Like taking apart a lego house will help children realize lego can be used to build other structures; without having to show them how to build other structures.
    There are only 5 two number sums that equal 10
    1+9 = 2+8 = 3+7 = 4+6 = 5+5 = 10
    because the same sums in reverse order are the same as the remaining 5 sums.
    Understanding this, children can reason how many two number sums there are totalling 20, 30, 40, etc.
    ie. There are 5 sums totalling 10 & 5 is half of 10.
    Intuitively they'll discover a basic math relation.
    Half the Total = the Number of 2 number Sums
    Thus, 10 Sums Totalling 20, 15 Sums Totalling 30 & so on.
    Once they recognize that math is simply pattern recognition,
    they'll begin to notice multiplication in their math relation chart.
    eg.2 Multiples of the first 5 equations totals a multiple of the first sum.
    First 5 Equations: 1+9 = 2+8 = 3+7 = 4+6 = 5+5 = 10
    Multiplied by 2: 2+18 = 4+16 = 6+14 = 8+12 = 10+10 = 20
    Multiplied by 3: 3+27 = 6+24 = 9+21 = 12+18 = 15+15 = 30
    and so on.
    Memorizing both the Multiplication Table & the Sum Relation Chart helps young minds grasp Math logically & intuitively.
    Once the concepts are grasped and exercised, Math becomes an easier language than written English, which has many illogical, non-intuitive rules.
    ps. I made up everything I wrote above, to show that politicians are dumb and motivated by money, not logic. Treat free school as free day care. Be sure to review & correct whatever your child is learning at school, once they come home to you. If you want your child to be able to afford to care for you in your last decade of life.

  • Martin Sage
    Martin Sage 7 месяцев назад

    Those math questions are dumb. Why not look to Japan or India or Gemany to model our education system on. I went to a German elementary school and when I returned to California for HS I found my classes too easy and boring

  • Dissonantia Cognitiva
    Dissonantia Cognitiva 7 месяцев назад

    I think an evil mathematician did this as a joke, with an evil dose of sarcasm said that it made more sense and some well paid moron said: yes, it makes sense(of course she did not understand but didn't want to be perceived as dim) and pushed it through

  • canh tran
    canh tran 8 месяцев назад

    this why people gone mad😅

  • Lee Kwok
    Lee Kwok 8 месяцев назад

    can common core get rid of federal govt debt?!

  • dave jacobsen
    dave jacobsen 8 месяцев назад

    Federal government should not be involved in local education, that is local government job. After fifty some years of changes in education, all I have seen are failures.

  • El Gato
    El Gato 8 месяцев назад

    Common Core is not written by backed research. It is pseudo crap and it is making money for certain people.

  • El Gato
    El Gato 8 месяцев назад

    Check out this teacher destroy the pro common core argument in 4 minutes:видео.html

  • Pablo Rages
    Pablo Rages 8 месяцев назад

    What MORON wrote those math questions being read out? .... that is AWFUL sentence construction ....they might know math but they have NO idea how to construct a sentence to allow comprehension !