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Famous Comedian Comes Out Against Common Core, Standardized Testing – See If You Can Get the Answers to His Kids' Homework



UPDATE: Comedian Louis C.K. later included examples of his daughters’ homework.

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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.

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.

(H/T: Twitchy)

This story has been updated.

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