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

hvogel Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 8:50 AM
While I completely agree that there needs to be more emphasis placed on the principles of the Founding Fathers and the Constitution, you are seriously off base on math. Beyond the simplest forms of math, a calculator is useless if the person using it doesn't understand advanced math. There's a good reason math is called the language of science and engineering. A failure to teach advanced math will translate into an inability to teach science and engineering. Just like a knowledge of history is necessary to understand the present, an understanding of math is necessary to create the future.

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...