Comedian Louis C.K. takes to Twitter to lash out against Common Core

If past comments are any indication, “America’s undisputed king of comedy” Louis C.K. is certainly not a champion of conservative causes. But the comedian caused quite a stir on Twitter Monday when he seemingly came out against Common Core testing.

After garnering a tremendous amount of both positive and negative responses to his initial tweet, C.K. followed it up with a series of specific examples from his daughter’s homework:

Glenn and TheBlaze have been actively covering some of the problems surrounding the motives behind Common Core and the implementation of the standards for some time now, and Glenn has a book coming out next week on the topic, which he offered to send to C.K.

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“Did you see what he said about Common Core,” Glenn asked on radio this morning. “He’s not conservative, [but] he was doing homework with his third grade child – and anybody who’s done Common Core homework knows it is insane. It is absolutely insane… And he starts tweeting the truth.”

As Glenn explained, C.K. simply expressed frustration – the same frustration parents and teachers around the country are dealing with on a daily basis – in a very public way.

“His point is: None of these make any sense, and it is causing so much stress on the family and the teachers involved,” Glenn said. “The teachers are starting to come out… They’re trying to ring the bell. Does anybody care? The good news is: Yes, but there’s a lot of work that needs to be done.”

Glenn’s latest book Conform: Exposing the Truth About Common Core and Public Education will be released next Tuesday, May 6. But if you sign up for Glenn’s free email newsletter below, you will receive a promo code this week for 50% off the retail price.


“You need to know what Common Core is. Then you need an action plan. So the first step is Conform,” Glenn concluded. “Next is a massive national movement where you have a support team, so you can go into your local communities and make sure that it is stopped.”

  • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Davenport

    It is hard not to point and laugh at these people but sadly liberals keep buying that Common Core is helping when it is just dumbing down America. What is the matter liberals losing your voter stock?

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  • Anonymous

    Actually it’s not dumbing down America. It’s going the complete opposite direction from dumbing down and trying to show how to be creative and logical at the same time. Which has never been done before.Schools have always been left brain stuff with only teaching right brain when it comes to music and art. If Common Core was dumbing people down anyone would be able to do it.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you Glenn and The Blaze for putting up actual Common Core lesson questions. I may have wanted to be critical about the program but it’s kinda tough to be bothered about something that works. I’m not saying that as a Progressive or a Liberal, I’m saying that as someone who works on the questions you show and feels both sides of my mind working at once to figure out the answer. The questions are not only interesting and engaging but maybe, just maybe Common Core is the perfect way to have neurons firing on both sides of a person’s mind at once. You know what would be really neat? If adults, especially those of us who couldn’t make sense of school, could go back and have Common Core classes I know personally I’d be participating in school if that happened. Schools always taught left brain solutions to things and left the people who learn differently to feel stupid. Don’t know about anyone else but being able to figure answers out from the papers you show feels very tingly and intuitive as both brain sides merge to find out the answer to the problems that get shown. It’s definitely NOT the response you want but it’s the response that is around. So thanks again for showing the questions and problems from school papers.
    Hint: the problem about the balloons you, Pat and Stu couldn’t figure out how to make sense of this morning is a two part problem. The math part is on the top and the second part has a logic puzzle about the first part.

  • Anonymous

    Remove your children from the public indoctrination centers if at all possible. Common Core is the final nail in the coffin. As it is, most recent HS graduates today cannot name one Supreme Court member, the three branches of government, are not familiar with our Constitution and Bill of Rights and the list goes on. Do not let your children become even further dumbed down and used as experiments for the socialist agenda.

  • Charlene Weshley

    Those who preach from collectivism’s altar try to justify centralized control with vague words, such as “fair”, “equal”, and “society”, that sound appealing while remaining open to subjective interpretation.

  • Anonymous

    If I went to a CPA to do my taxes and he pulled out a paper and pencil and started to make little square boxes, I’d fly the hell out of there.