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

digdigby Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 9:04 AM
They want to create schools that will create the sort of imbeciles that would re-elect Obama. It is a 'race to the bottom' and idiocracy.
conservative_one Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 9:06 AM
It's all part of the path to utopia - just like Europe, and Greece.

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...