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Rotten to the Core: Obama's War on Academic Standards (Part 1)

45caliber Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 8:32 AM
There was some talk on national TV about a year and a half ago about TX reforming the textbooks. Actually what happened was that the libs wanted to replace all info on the Constitution and on Jefferson with info on the man who invented the fireman's hat and other "important" people in US history. When the majority on the state education committee refused, the media claimed that we were "reforming" the textbooks ... because we didn't use the ones the libs wants used.

America's downfall doesn't begin with the "low-information voter." It starts with the no-knowledge student.

For decades, collectivist agitators in our schools have chipped away at academic excellence in the name of fairness, diversity and social justice. "Progressive" reformers denounced Western civilization requirements, the Founding Fathers and the Great Books as racist. They attacked traditional grammar classes as irrelevant in modern life. They deemed ability grouping of students (tracking) bad for self-esteem. They replaced time-tested rote techniques and standard algorithms with fuzzy math, inventive spelling and multicultural claptrap.

Under President Obama, these top-down mal-formers -- empowered by Washington education bureaucrats and backed...