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Hundreds of 4th grade teachers bused to D.C. to brief Congressmen on basic arithmetic

Eleven buses of elementary school teachers and their students from around the U.S. began arriving in Washington, D.C. Sunday afternoon to offer emergency math lessons to congress.Elementary school reading teachers have also mobilized to remediate congress’s shortcomings in the comprehension of the text of the American Health Care Act, which most congress members admit they haven't read.
The operation, named “8 Minus 12 Isn’t 15,” was ordered by the Congressional Budget Office. It was pulled together quickly so that House and Senate members could be apprised of the serious consequences of not understanding simple math.
“The passage of the American Health Care Act shows us, in a startling way, how deficient early childhood math instruction for many older white males has been,” said Hailey Ames, a fourth grade teacher from Bethesda, MD.“How these poor men have been convinced that negative numbers somehow become positive if you believe hard enough shows a basic flaw in the 1960’s and…

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