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Louis C.K.'s Twitter Rant: 'My Kids Used to Love Math. Now It Makes Them Cry'

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If you’ve ever suspected that your kids’ math homework doesn’t add up, you’re not alone.

Comedian Louis C.K. took to Twitter on Monday to express his bafflement at the kind of wackadoo math problems his daughters bring home – and to slam the Common Core standards currently being debated in the nation at large. In fact, he flat-out said that the educational initiative had ruined his daughters’ love of math.

https://twitter.com/louisck/statuses/460765469746929664

Unlikely education pundit though he may be, Louis C.K.’s point resonated with thousands of Twitter users, including similarly exasperated parents and educators.

C.K. showed examples of the murky math:

https://twitter.com/louisck/statuses/460896591583670272

https://twitter.com/louisck/statuses/460898234266054656

But in his typical good guy fashion, he pointed out that he doesn’t blame his daughters’ teachers, who are similarly trapped within the framework.

https://twitter.com/louisck/statuses/460912163310542848

https://twitter.com/louisck/statuses/460912408434069504

https://twitter.com/louisck/statuses/460913063722774528

Finally, he also admitted that maybe he’s not the most authoritative voice in the Common Core debate.

https://twitter.com/louisck/statuses/460948591243431936

So observational comedy, parental frustration, and that typical style of self-deprecation … you’d almost think it was a promo for the new season of Louie.

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