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

Jim134 Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 7:11 PM
Keep students dumb and you will be able to control them all of their lives. Fill their heads with all kinds of dumb stuff, and don't make them work to learn and you have the future low information adult with his hand out.

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...