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

Derfel Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 9:36 AM
I fully agree with the above observations. We are now coming to reap the bounty sown by collective bargaining, the teachers unions have no longer any accountability to those that pay the bills. This is the corruption of allowing public servants to unionize, they fund the politicians that promise them the most, bypassing the client and closing the circle of corruption. Nothing short of a complete dismantling will solve this problem.

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...