Here are a few multiple-choice questions from my child’s Unit 1 Test. She’s in fourth grade.
How does globalization affect the economy?
Why are many regions of the United States economically interdependent?
Which of the following is a factor that affects climate?
A) Natural resources
C) State boundaries
My FOURTH grader chose option B. It was marked wrong. Yes, I took issue and emailed the teacher.
Why is it important for citizens of the U.S. to understand their rights and responsibilities? This required writing a few sentences to correctly answer.
Is it me (and her mother) or are these concepts a bit advanced for a fourth grader? I’m not sure my kid knows what a “right” is just yet.
Even more frustrating are the science lessons. These meaningless activiteis distract from real learning (reading, writing, and arithmetic) and attempt to orient kids into politically-correct thinking. Now I have to spend time unlearning my kid, but any time spent with my child is good. So maybe it's a blessing in disguise.