Image of the Day: 6-year-old’s math test answer deserves an ‘F’ … for funny

Ah, to be back in school when all you had to worry about was…. Well, actually, schoolchildren nowadays have been plenty to worry about. Well-meaning but misguided administrators have been working overtime in recent years to make their young charges utterly neurotic by punishing them first with Common Core lesson plans, then again with Draconian zero tolerance policies. And let’s not forget the insistence on classifying all children, regardless of primary sex traits, as purple penguins.

How reassuring, therefore, to see a first grader who exhibits not only a sense of humor but, it seems, a thinly veined contempt for some of the idiocy that passes nowadays for education.

Take the case of the 6-year-old son of a Reddit user with the handle irishchck14. The proud mom posted this photo of a page from a test her son took. Notice his answer to the second part of the question that asks students to back up their calculations by showing their thinking:

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As of this writing, the image has been viewed nearly 6.7 million times on Imgur, the image hosting service used frequently in conjunction with Reddit posts.

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Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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