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

November 15, 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.

CREDIT TO: Robby Soave / The Daily Caller

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