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The Role of 'Educators'

carole28 Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 12:38 PM
States can opt out by not taking federal money, but how many states will actually do that? Columnist Alexandra Petri refers to the Common Core as "the great Purge of Literature." If I hadn't already retired, this would make me do so. In my wildest imagination, I never thought any government would come up with such a bizarre and useless idea. However, that was before O!
Many years ago, as a young man, I read a very interesting book about the rise of the Communists to power in China. In the last chapter, the author tried to explain why and how this had happened.

Among the factors he cited were the country's educators. That struck me as odd, and not very plausible, at the time. But the passing years have made that seem less and less odd, and more and more plausible. Today, I see our own educators playing a similar role in creating a mindset that undermines American society.

Schools were once thought of as places where a...