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