Louis C.K. Sounds Off Against Common Core Testing on Letterman Show

Diane Ravitch's blog

This is hilarious.

Comedian Louis C.K. was interviewed about the Common Core by David Letterman.

This is my favorite line:

“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?”

When Common Core becomes a national joke, you know it is in serious trouble.

What I have been thinking lately is that it is the educational equivalent of dead man walking.

Based on my decades as a historian of education, anything that becomes this controversial has a short shelf life.

It will be pumped up by those paid to pump it up, but it lacks the legitimacy that comes from an open, democratic, participatory process.

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