I used to think homeschoolers were weirdos. But now I find myself more and more convinced that trusting big brother to educate your child is foolish negligence that borders on child abuse. The new Common Core curriculum takes a rather relaxed view of math.
Even if they said, ’3 x 4 was 11,’ if they were able to explain their
reasoning and explain how they came up with their answer really in, umm,
words and oral explanation, and they showed it in the picture but they
just got the final number wrong, we’re really more focused on the how,
And let's remember that we're not talking about a philosophy class here. We're talking about basic damn math. It doesn't get anymore clear or black and white than basic math. 3x4 is 12. It's not 11, it's not 13, it's not 11.9 and it's not 12.1. It's 12. There is one right answer and an infinite number of wrong answers. Period.
At this point if you have a kid, you're better off letting them stay home to play video games and watch TV all day than go to a public school. They won't learn anything either way, but at least with the video games they'll have fun.