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[Susan notes: Kudos to this thirteen-year-old and hat tip to Truth in Anerican Education.]

Published in Sidney Daily News, Ohio

To the editor

I am writing to you about Common Core. I am 13 years old and I don’t know much about politics, but take it from an eighth-grader, Common Core is HARD. Think of it like this: You have five hamburgers, you eat two, How many pancakes can fit on a roof? None, because aliens don’t wear hats. You may be wondering what the heck does that have to do with Common Core. Well, that was a representation of how I think Common Core is confusing.

So, I have been doing Common Core for a year and it doesn’t get any easier. I can’t speak for the rest of the kids my age, this is only my opinion on Common Core, that it shouldn’t be used in schools.

Jeffrey Nickels

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