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

Bob570 Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 7:28 AM
Long ago my high school Social Studies teacher, warned that that when States started to taking Federal financial "help", there would be Federal strings attached. He was a Democrat by the way. Since then, all I've seen is a steady decline in academics, and a steady increase in costs.
jrobson Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 11:23 AM
tdixon Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 10:51 AM the forward and introduction of the book if you don't have the time to read it all.....

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...