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

Capd4d Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 8:49 AM
Back in 1960 when I was in the 7th grade, they moved Algebra 1 from 9th to 8th grade, enabling students (so inclined) to fit in Calculus which hadn't previously been taught in that area anyway. I guess the pendulum is swinging.

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...