Earlier this week, parents and teachers convened at Royal Palm Beach High School in South Florida to discuss the massive torment which children in taxpayer-funded schools have endured as a result of the implementation of the Common Core Standards Initiative and the standardized tests that go along with it.
The sad misery of kindergarten students subjected to computerized testing was among biggest complaints presented by irate parents and frustrated teachers, reports the Palm Beach Post.
“I watched a student suffer for over an hour,” explained one elementary school teacher. “They had no idea how to work the computer mouse.” (RELATED: Principals Say Common Core Tests Make Little Kids Vomit, Pee Their Pants)
Not surprisingly, teachers discovered that five- and six-year-old students either have insufficient experience with computers or don’t possess the motor skills to use a mouse to take standardized tests. Over the course of one day, for example, five teachers worked with 10 students — out of 120 —to complete their tests, notes the Post.
“What’s ‘drag and drop’ to a child who’s not worked on a computer?” vented another exasperated teacher. The teacher also griped that the textbooks her school purchased aren’t even the rights ones for the standardized test her school uses, according to the local newspaper.
A middle school teacher said the computers students were supposed to use for online standardized testing failed to work properly.
“I can’t sign on,” discouraged students reportedly protested on test day. “This just crashed. I can’t highlight.”
Meanwhile, many parents also expressed intense dissatisfaction about the standardized tests as well as the way their children have been forced to learn simple math under Common Core.
“They’re actually calling this Common Core disorder,” one parent, Tammi Haber, said, according to the Post. “Solving a simple math problem in 15 steps. What’s the point of that?” (RELATED: Common Core Teaches Kids New Way To Add 9 + 6 That Takes 54 Seconds)
“Every single day my little boy comes home: ‘I’m stupid. I’m an idiot. I’m useless because I didn’t do good on this assessment test,'” vented the incensed mother of an eight-year-old boy. (RELATED: Arne Duncan Blames Irrational Angst Of ‘White Suburban Moms’ For Common Core Pushback)
Florida’s public schools are implementing computerized standardized tests associated with Common Core for the first time this year.
Florida is among the 45 or so states which have put Common Core into effect since the beginning of the 2013 school year. However, state bureaucrats have dropped the hated words “Common Core” and cleverly re-branded the national standards as the “Next Generation Sunshine State Standards.” (RELATED: Common Core Proponents Try To Save Flailing Standards Using This One Weird Trick)