Comedian Louis C.K. Goes Off on Common Core


Comedian Louis C.K. spent a good deal of time Monday night expressing his frustration with the Common Core State Standards, the education guidelines that have been adopted in more than 40 states, on Twitter. C.K., who has two young daughters, tweeted out example questions from their tests to show just how absurd he believed the new standards to be.

Here’s how he’s helping his kids deal wit the frustration:

Soon, C.K. moved on to sharing his thoughts on learning and education in general, including his defense of the New York public school system:

Before he signed off, while even more people than usual were paying attention to his feed, C.K. got in a plug for the new season of his show Louie, which premieres on Monday, May 5th:

The Common Core standards have become a punching bag primarily for those on the right recently, with possible 2016 GOP candidate Jeb Bush standing alone in his support of the initiative. Meanwhile, the Obama Administration’s education secretary Arne Duncan has been one of its biggest champions.

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