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Watch this high school senior’s epic takedown of Common Core [VIDEO]

Posted By Robby Soave On 4:22 PM 11/14/2013

A Tennessee high school senior is receiving widespread attention for an eloquent speech he made against Common Core at a school board meeting.

Ethan Young, a senior at Farragut High School in Knox County, Tenn., made an impassioned argument for dropping the new national education guidelines, which he called “a glowing conflict of interest … that illustrate a mistrust of teachers.”

“Somewhere our Founding Fathers are turning in their graves,” he said.

Young reserved particularly harsh judgment for the nationwide standardized testing required by Common Core.

“If everything I learned in high school was a measurable objective: I haven’t learned anything,” he said.

Watch the video here, courtesy of The College Fix.

Young’s remarks come amid mounting negative publicity for the Common Core standards, which are currently being implemented in most states. American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten — a support of Common Core — recently said its rollout has been even more disastrous than Obamacare. (RELATED: Common Core textbooks arrive late, filled with errors)

Despite this, David Axelrod — former adviser to President Obama and current director of the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago — recently tried to give credit for creation of the standards to the Obama administration. He told attendees at a university event that Common Core was an Obama initiative. In reality, the standards were pioneered by the National Governor’s Association.

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Re: Watch this high school senior’s epic takedown of Common Core [VIDEO]
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2013, 02:20:41 PM »
Common Core takes away individualism in both learning and teaching, instead of teaching children how to think and to get excited about learning it is nothing more than checking off boxes to say - yep!  taught that - next....  and the people pushing this are not pushing this to improve education..  They hate people who are individual and individual thinkers because you cannot control a society of individual thinkers, but you can totally control a society of brainwashed thinkers. 

Bill and Melinda Gates are behind this even before the Governors Association and its not altruistic, it is all about making money... and what is really ridiculous is Gates of all people got where he is because he used to be kept inside a tight little box of thinking yet today he is pushing exactly what he pushed back against to found Microsoft.
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Re: Watch this high school senior’s epic takedown of Common Core [VIDEO]
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2013, 02:38:59 PM »
This young man is destined to do GREAT things me thinks!

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Re: Watch this high school senior’s epic takedown of Common Core [VIDEO]
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2013, 02:41:24 PM »
This young man is destined to do GREAT things me thinks!

We need so many more like him... 
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Re: Watch this high school senior’s epic takedown of Common Core [VIDEO]
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2013, 04:03:47 PM »
More teachers agree with him than disagree. My d-I-l said she felt like she was in prison, as well as learning something she already knows, only learning it differently. For so many of them, it's like starting from scratch without the training.


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