UPDATE: Comedian Louis C.K. later included examples of his daughters’ homework.
A huge amount of my third graders time is spent preparing for and answering questions like this. pic.twitter.com/WU5tEo8JRO— Louis C.K. (@louisck) April 28, 2014
This is one of my favorites. Also for third graders. Who is writig these? And why? pic.twitter.com/xUBVIxE6WU— Louis C.K. (@louisck) April 28, 2014
Look at 4 of part a. And the point isn't that it's too hard. Just read #4. Please. pic.twitter.com/5bnUlaXG5b— Louis C.K. (@louisck) April 28, 2014
Sorry. I sit with my kids as they so their HW they devour knowledge. When it's hard they step up. Their teachers are great— Louis C.K. (@louisck) April 28, 2014
But it's changed in recent years. It's all about these tests. It feels like a dark time. And nothing is going in anymore.— Louis C.K. (@louisck) April 28, 2014
It's this massive stressball that hangs over the whole school. The kids teachers trying to adapt to these badly written notions.— Louis C.K. (@louisck) April 28, 2014
See our original story below.
Louis C.K., recently named “America’s undisputed king of comedy” by GQ, seemingly came out against Common Core and standardized testing on Monday. He also found support from people across the Internet.
“My kids used to love math,” the comedian tweeted on Monday. “Now it makes them cry. Thanks standardized testing and common core!”
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 09: Comedian Louis C.K. attends the FX Networks Upfront screening of 'Fargo' at SVA Theater on April 9, 2014 in New York City. Jemal Countess/Getty Images
While the tweet certainly doesn’t read like a joke, he is a comedian and it’s possible he’s joking. C.K. talks about his two daughters regularly in his comedy and in interviews. As of Monday afternoon, his tweet had been retweeted 4,400 times and favorited 6,500 times.
@louisck This humble erstwhile schoolmarm thanks you.— michele somerville (@NYpoet) April 28, 2014
“@louisck: My kids used to love math. Now it makes them cry. Thanks standardized testing and common core!” AMEN!!!!!!!!!!— Lisa Koch (@kolisach) April 28, 2014
@louisck You should write a bit on Common Core and post the video. Teachers and parents are hurting for allies. You'd be perfect.— Kenzo Shibata (@KenzoShibata) April 28, 2014
Louis C.K. was also hit with some criticism -- but those speaking out in favor of Common Core certainly appeared to be in the minority.
Glenn Beck also reached out to C.K. and even offered to give him a copy of his new book, "Conform."
Louis C.K. said President Barack Obama was one of his real-life heroes in a 2012 interview with Vanity Fair.
"I really love Barack Obama," he said, adding that he was lucky to have voted for him.
He seemingly leans left on several issues and has come under fire in the past over his controversial remarks about Republican politicians like Sarah Palin and former President George W. Bush. However, his comedy is generally not political in nature.
C.K.'s critically-acclaimed comedy TV series "Louie" returns to FX for a fourth season on May 5.
This story has been updated.