Tennessee high school student Ethan Young took the podium at a Knox County School Board meeting earlier this month and rallied against Common Core education standards.
Young argued that the school board drop the controversial Common Core education model, comparing it to No Child Left Behind.
The Common Core system is set of educational standards established at a federal level. It is currently being implemented in schools across the country.
It aims to minimize the gap in the quality of education for rich and poor students across the country.
Though many argue that it costs too much money and pushes out resources for things like art and music for students.
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