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

dmc1964 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 9:14 AM
Keep involved with your local school board, that's the only way to protect your kids. Get enough parents together and you can prevent this from happening. Most of the members of the board are parents and we have all seen how national "standards" are sub-standard. If this keeps up only homeschooled kids will have been taught what they need to know.
OBAMA-DRAMA Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 9:18 AM
dmc1964

I encourage you and all others to attend a local school board meeting. You will depart in utter shock when experiencing what comprises the group and also the elements of their discussion.
DSMike Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 9:22 AM
I agree...total Utopian train wreck every time I go to one...as well as a bottomless hole of spending.

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...