Well, even a blind squirrel’s been known to find a nut every once in a while. Maybe.
This morning, crass comedian Louis C.K. — who has made no secret of his mad love for Obama — appeared to many to take a swipe at Common Core, the educational “standards” championed by so many D.C. Dems (and a few hack Republicans):
Now, he is a comedian, so there’s a good chance he was just being snarky, piggybacking on the “Thanks Obama” meme. But one thing’s for sure: For many parents and teachers, Common Core is no laughing matter:
@louisck mine hate it too
— Dee Jason (@DeeJason) April 28, 2014
@louisck what happens when government makes decisions for trained educators.
— Katie Guthrie (@MissyNKarasMom) April 28, 2014
@louisck believe me – the testing and common core is likely making their teachers cry, too.
— Teesh, a Roo (@TeeshaRoo) April 28, 2014
@louisck As a math teacher, it embarrasses me tremendously to see what's happened with the math curriculum
— Cruz (@Cruz_who) April 28, 2014
@louisck ruins it for us teachers too
— Will (@BillBrainofid) April 28, 2014
— Jesse Hagopian (@JessedHagopian) April 28, 2014
@louisck This humble erstwhile schoolmarm thanks you.
— Michele Somerville (@NYpoet) April 28, 2014
@louisck This teacher and parent is in complete agreement!
— Brooks Smith (@Brooks72Bs) April 28, 2014
“@louisck: My kids used to love math. Now it makes them cry. Thanks standardized testing and common core!” AMEN!!!!!!!!!!
— Lisa Koch (@kolisach) April 28, 2014
@louisck I used to love to teach math…and reading…and writing…now it's become all about teaching to the tests. I feel your pain.
— Elena Gregson Hamill (@BklynSquint) April 28, 2014
@louisck I'm a teacher and standardized testing and common core make me cry
— Kelly (@KellyAMalloy) April 28, 2014
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