David Coleman to our kids. “Nobody gives a shit what you think.”

David Coleman is head of the College Board and the brain behind the Common Core State Standards.

Earlier today I posted a video of Coleman’s critique of the teaching of writing:


“Nobody gives a shit what you think.”

I thought of this today because Friday we saw a performance of Feast at the Goodman Theater in Chicago.

Feast is performed by a couple dozen young people from Albany Park on the northwest side. It is a performance of their stories of their immigrant lives.

Albany Park is one of the most diverse communities in Chicago, home to first and generation immigrants and their children.

The cast and authors are drawn from Chicago students in 8th to 12th grade, mostly from immigrant families.

You can’t watch Feast without giving a shit although David Coleman would characterize them as personal narratives.

The play is at the Goodman until August 16th. Tickets are from $10 to $25.