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

coveyrise Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 7:53 AM
One thing young people need to be aware of is that all this Liberal Makebelieve Education might make it easier to graduate but you are still going to have to compete in the Real World once you're out of school. If you can't PERFORM on the job you will go right back to the bottom of the list in short order regardless of what your sheepskin says. Affirmative Action might get you in the door but if you're dumber than a fence post you won't go far after that.

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...