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

deestafford Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 9:59 AM
Thanks so much for this column and the ones that will follow on this subject. Bill Ayers will be the key note speaker to the National Teachers Association conference from what I understand. What all of this tells me is the world will be led by those students who are home schooled and then attend conservative colleges/universities such as Hillsdale.
latebloomer Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 11:00 AM
Presuming the likes of Ayers et al don't destroy it beforehand...

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...