Comedian Louis C.K. has been on a bit of a tear this week going after standardized testing and Common Core, and on The Late Show last night, C.K. told Letterman he wants to be able to help his daughters with their homework, but can’t when the questions are so unbelievably inane.
C.K. said the standardized testing system basically means “if a school’s kids don’t test well, they burn the school down.” He complained about how secretive the test-writing process is and bemoaned how too much of the school year is about prepping for the tests.
And he told Letterman he’s trying to help his daughters with their math work, but the questions are just nonsense like “Bill has three goldfish. He buys two more. How many dogs live in London?”
C.K. took to Twitter this week to rail against standardized testing and Common Core, even getting into a back-and-forth with Newsweek‘s Alexander Nazaryan that included this exchange.
@alexnazaryan the things you say about me are shallow and mean but you posed in front of some books for your pic & thus sound smart.
— Louis C.K. (@louisck) May 1, 2014
Watch the video below, via CBS:
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