Most parents accept that things will be different for their kids than it was during their own childhood. Changing fashions, new music and unfamiliar slang have all been anticipated well before their children even enter school. One thing most parents might not have realized they were going to have to learn all over again was basic math, such as addition and subtraction.
Then, along came the Common Core. Adopted in the majority of states in the last five years and implemented within the last three, the new standards (and the homework designed to complement them) have been confusing, often enraging parents since the beginning. A variety of witty complaints have hit the Internet, but a recent jab from a parent in Ohio truly stands out.
He gave Millridge Elementary School a complaint they can literally take to the bank, with a check written using a common core math solving method. Douglas H., the check writer, probably hopes they actually try to cash it; when they can't adequately explain to the bank teller how to determine the amount owed, his point will truly be made.