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

beowulfe Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 4:59 PM
Tinsldr2 Wrote: 7 minutes ago (4:49 PM) Separate but equal was allowed for a lot longer then 50 years but was reversed as we moved more towards individual freedom ------------ Plessy v Ferguson established "separate but equal" as the law of the land in 1896. It was overturned by Brown v Board of Education in 1954.

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...