Last night, comedian Louis C.K. was apparently very frustrated with the Common Core inspired homework his children were charged with doing. To vent his frustration, he took to Twitter to give the world a glimpse of what he and his children were dealing with.

Ordinarily, I try to avoid using anecdotal evidence to address an incredibly broad issue like Common Core, but Louis C.K. is far from alone. Indeed, I’ve personally spoken to a number of elementary school teachers who are all uniformly dissatisfied with Common Core and the tests that result from its implementation. Moreover, each time a parent talks about their child’s “crazy experience” navigating the Common Core curriculum, the examples they point to are all very similar.

Take, for instance, a Facebook post Dan Bongino made about his children’s experience with Common Core, and his reaction to it.

Dan Bongino homework

Look at the picture I have attached to this post. I gave my daughter a relatively easy long-division problem to do today, in an attempt to gauge her progress, and this is what she gave back to me.

This is completely unacceptable. How is it that we are replacing a time-tested, efficient method of long-division with an absurd, multi-step process that not only confuses the students, but the parents too?

Friends, all politics are local and it gets no more local than your kitchen table. Fight back against the Common Core, and do it quickly, by calling and emailing your local, state, and federal elected officials.

This is not a partisan issue. Your child’s education is suffering whether you are a Democrat or a Republican. Every second we lose is another second our kids are being exposed to a third-rate curriculum in a first-world economy. Count on me as an ally in this fight.

At a certain point, anecdotal evidence stops being anecdotal, and becomes a shared experience. Is that where we are at with Common Core?

At the very least, one thing is for certain. Louis, C.K., you are not alone.

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