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

Bruce Deitrick Price Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 3:13 PM
Excellent piece. Please trust Malkin on this. One of the big reasons I wanted Romney to win is that he promised to roll back Common Core. Everyone should work to roll back Common Core. (Here's the main thing blocking ed reform in this country. No one wants to believe that the people at the top--the Education Establishment--are such ruthless SOB's. They are, and they like dumbing down. That's why they push sight-words, Reform Math, etc. It's a matter of history. John Dewey and everybody else who shaped American education from 1920 onward was a Fabian socialist or a communist. They didn't want to educate the country. They wanted to rule the country.)

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...