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

Carl31 Wrote: Jan 26, 2013 7:37 AM
I agree. I have been teaching college history for over a decade now, and I see the same things. While some excellent students do major in Education, I have noticed that it is is sometimes the last option for students who can't make it in other fields.

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...