Why is comedian Louis C.K. so angry with Common Core?

By Michael Sharnoff, Associate Online Editor, @Michael_eSM
May 2nd, 2014

In a fit of rage, comedian Louis C.K. tweets to his 3.3 million followers why he is upset with Common Core State Standards


Comedian Louis C.K. Credit: Wikipedia

Louis C.K., a successful comic with a hit show on FX called Louie, created a viral explosion after venting his frustration on Twitter with practices surrounding the Common Core–a set of academic standards in English and math that outline student learning goals.

In a series of rants, the comedian complained not so much that his third graders’ homework was difficult, but that it was very confusing.

Anna Merlan has more on this writing in the Village Voice.

Apparently, Louis is not alone. Other agitated parents published copies of their children’s homework online, denouncing Common Core assignments as incoherent.

eSchool News has more on the Common Core controversy here.

These words have been retweeted over 7,300 times since Monday: “My kids used to love math. Now it makes them cry. Thanks standardized testing and Common Core!”

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