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

Bill110 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 8:23 AM
Don't call private education "the libertarian solution". Christian Conservatives have been teaching their children in private schools before libertarians were ever heard of. You "Johnny come latelys'" try to take credit for things that you have never been successful at. Libertarian is just another name for Anarchist. Go smoke your pot, tell women it's their choice to kill their babies and gays can pretend to be normal.
Steve146 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 9:10 AM
Hey Bill, you want to start the in-faction fighting in a thread where there are a lot of very good comments and stories around a TOPIC. Who's the disruptor here? You go right to the attack because someone even uses the word 'libertarian', and you bring up words and topics that have no connection to this thread.
This is why folks on the conservative side of things have no power... some of us are so desirous of ripping each other down instead of talking about ideas.
Paulus Textor Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 9:02 AM
Actually, freedom in education IS the libertarian solution, by definition. I congratulate any Christian conservatives who have the foresight to take their children OUT of the government indoctrination camps. I also congratulate Jewish parents who choose a religious education, as well as agnostic parents who choose a non-sectarian private school. I also congratulate home schooling parents of all persuasions.

One of many reasons the libertarian solution is the right solution lies in the fact that there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all, "best" education for everyone. A free market in education allows infinite variety and choice, including Christian schools.

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...