Checkmate! Ohio father’s Common Core joke scores big with parents

Posted at 8:16 AM, Sep 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-22 08:16:53-04

PAINESVILLE, Ohio — Frustrated over the complex Common Core method of teaching math, an Ohio dad decided to take to Facebook to commiserate with fellow parents over the teaching practices.

According to FOX 8 News in Cleveland, The northeast Ohio father of two wrote a check to his child’s elementary school using controversial Common Core practices. He then snapped a picture and posted it to Facebook.

Doug Herrmann’s Facebook post has been shared thousands of times in less than a week and is now in publications across the country.

Doug told FOX 8 News in Cleveland he never actually sent the check to the school. He wrote it, snapped a picture, and tore it up.

He just wanted to prove the point on how difficult Common Core math is and how it’s nearly impossible to use it in daily living practices.