The results of the Common Core curriculum for reading and math, imposed by Obama on state education systems a decade ago “are, frankly, devastating,” U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said in the National Assessment of Educational Progress 2019 report.

“This country is in a student achievement crisis, and over the past decade it has continued to worsen,” she said, noting, “Every American family needs to open The Nation’s Report Card this year and think about what it means for their child and for our country’s future.”

“This must be America’s wake-up call. We cannot abide these poor results any longer. We can neither excuse them away nor simply throw more money at the problem,” she said.

These recent statements by the secretary of education coincide with the numerous denunciations that parents and teachers across the country have been making for years about the low standards of Obama’s Common Core and the daze caused by the complicated and unnecessary methods that are taught to solve relatively simple problems.

These recent statements by the secretary of education coincide with the numerous denunciations that parents and teachers across the country have been making for years about the low standards of Obama’s Common Core and the daze caused by the complicated and unnecessary methods that are taught to solve relatively simple problems.

Since 41 states adopted the curriculum in 2010, four have decided to overturn it and 12 others have introduced legislation to prohibit its implementation.

Betsy DeVos also said in her statement that the Trump administration already has “a transformational plan to help America’s forgotten students escape failing schools.”

The program would consist of “expanding education freedom, students can break out of the one-size-fits all system and learn in the ways that will unlock their full potential,” DeVos said.