[VIDEO] High School Senior’s Epic Takedown of Common Core

Robby Soave reports:  A Tennessee high school senior is receiving widespread attention for an eloquent speech he made against Common Core at a school board meeting.

Ethan Young, a senior at Farragut High School in Knox County, Tenn., made an impassioned argument for dropping the new national education guidelines, which he called “a glowing conflict of interest … that illustrate a mistrust of teachers.”


“Somewhere our Founding Fathers are turning in their graves,” he said.

Young reserved particularly harsh judgment for the nationwide standardized testing required by Common Core.

“If everything I learned in high school was a measurable objective: I haven’t learned anything,” he said.

Watch the [VIDEO], courtesy of The College Fix.

Young’s remarks come amid mounting negative publicity for the Common Core standards, which are currently being implemented in most states. American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten — a support of Common Core — recently said its rollout has been even more disastrous than Obamacare. (RELATED: Common Core textbooks arrive late, filled with errors)

Despite this, David Axelrod — former adviser to President Obama and current director of the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago — recently tried to give credit for creation of the standards to the Obama administration. He told attendees at a university event that Common Core was an Obama initiative. In reality, the standards were pioneered by the National Governor’s Association.

The Daily Caller

6 Comments on “[VIDEO] High School Senior’s Epic Takedown of Common Core”

  1. […] The Butcher Robby Soave reports: A Tennessee high school senior is receiving widespread attention for an […]

    • I am thoroughly impressed with this young man, Robby Soave! His brief, eloquent, well-prepared and delivered several minutes informed, impassioned criticism of Common Core should be required viewing/reading in all high schools, as well as included after Pray and Pledge before each day’s activities in both Houses Of Congress. Every point made by this young man is valid, but I would like to stress the most significant, in my opinion, to Our Nation and to ‘We The People’ “and Our Posterity” — this whole matter of radically changing the education of This Nation’s Children was Never, I repeat, Never, pu to a vote before either body of Congress, and certainly never put on he ballot for the consideration of the citizenry of the Republic of the United States. Congress was involved in allocating vast sums of money to the various states bribed by the Administration to the tune of millions, along with threats of withdrawing funds and/or withholding funds from specific States until such time as they cried, “Uncle” and caved due to overwhelming economic necessity. the curriculum of Common Core still remains a mystery to most, both elected officials, American Citizens, Parents and non-parents alike; a very big secret, so big that for the most children do their homework in class and not after school at home, with the involvement of a parent or guardian, grandparent, etc. And to most people’s amazement, our Nation’s school-children are not called or considered ‘students’ as you would expect, but rather “human capital”! If anything tells you about what Common Core is, it’s the “Human Capital” world-view of our young people, children of God, gifts to the world–but not according Common Core! I take this opportunity to thank the young Robby Soave and to wish him well in his further endeavors. God Bless You, young man! and thank you, big time!

  2. Reblogged this on TheSmallVoiceOfPolitics and commented:
    This kid, puts my analysis to shame, maybe there is hope yet for the next generation.

  3. Reblogged this on kgjjg911 and commented:
    This young man, Robby Soave, impassioned, informative, well-developed and delivered speech is definitely worth a few minutes of your time. Please watch this video; I believe you will find it a powerful experience!

  4. […] [VIDEO] High School Senior's Epic Takedown of Common Core. […]

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