Newsweek Attacks Louis C.K. for Having the Common Sense to Expose Common CorePosted: May 2, 2014
In an article titled, “Sorry, Louis C.K., but You’re Wrong About Common Core,” Alexander Nazaryan took the comedian to task for using his bully pulpit to “malign an earnest effort at education reform.”
Louis C.K.’s anti-Common Core message was delivered via a series of Tweets on Monday, in which he blamed the new national education standards for making math learning more difficult for his kids.
Louis C.K.’s two children attend school in New York City.
He also tweeted screenshots of several incomprehensible homework problems assigned to his third grade daughter. Core-aligned standardized testing wastes time and energy and stresses out students, he wrote.
But Nazaryan derided Louis C.K.’s concerns as angry, counter-productive rants that would undermined the standards — and thus hurt kids.
The worst part, according to Nazaryan? Since Louis C.K. is not a conspiracy theorist, he can’t easily be written off:
But what’s dismaying about Louis C.K.’s anti-Common Core rant is that he is neither a shill for the unions nor a far-left conspiracy theorist who thinks that Education Secretary Arne Duncan (and perhaps the president himself!) is in the pocket of Pearson and the Princeton Review. He is, instead, a New York City public school parent who has the ears and eyeballs of millions across the nation, not to mention his 3 million Twitter followers. And he has used that bully pulpit to malign an earnest effort at education reform...(read more)
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