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Rotten to the Core (Part 2): Readin', Writin' and Deconstructionism

jmonaco Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 3:28 PM
I am trying to determine the origin of the Department of Education (I don't believe it should exist at all). If this doesn't shock a person I don't know what will. This is from a Drexel University Web Page ... "The history of the Department of Education goes back to 1867, when President Andrew Jackson signed legislation that created the first Department of Education." (see: http://www.cis.drexel.edu/faculty/shelfer/public_html/busrefpapers/edu.htm ) Of course, Andrew Jackson was President between 1829 and 1837. He died in 1845. According to https://www2.ed.gov/about/overview/fed/role.html its original charter was "to collect information on schools and teaching that would help the States establish effective school systems. " :-o
Colonialgirl Wrote: Jan 26, 2013 3:15 PM
Here you trolls go; Right from Wiki:

The United States Department of Education, also referred to as ED or the ED for (the) Education Department, is a Cabinet-level department of the United States government. Recreated by the Department of Education Organization Act (Public Law 96-88) and signed into law by President Jimmy Carter on October 17, 1979, it began operating on May 4, 1980.[2]

In 1979, President Carter advocated for creating a cabinet-level Department of Education.[5] Carter's plan was to transfer most of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare's education-related functions to the Department of Education.[5] Carter also planned to transfer the education-related functions of the departments of Defense, Justice, Housing a
Colonialgirl Wrote: Jan 26, 2013 3:16 PM
Carter's plan was to transfer most of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare's education-related functions to the Department of Education.[5] Carter also planned to transfer the education-related functions of the departments of Defense, Justice, Housing and Urban Development, and Agriculture, as well as a few other federal entities
kgrammer Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 5:55 PM
I believe the modern Dept. of Education, like the Dept. of Energy, was created in the 1970s by Jimmy Carter. I'm sure it must be pure coincidence that when the Federal Govt took over, public schools began to decline. We might have good universities but K-12 public schools are the pits. As a product of a 1960s education, I am astounded at how ignorant those who came after me are. A grand design? You betcha. How else could the Dems create the mindless mob the dominates their party?
The Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, was superintendent of schools for Chicago before assuming the federal post under Ovomit. Chicago's public schools are the lowest in the country for the quality. In fact, only Mexico City's schools are worse.
kgrammer Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 5:58 PM
Add to that a mainstream media which since Vietnam has been monopolized by the Baby Boomers (aka the Worst Generation), who spawned the indignantly entitled generation in which everybody is a winner and you've go the perfect formula for failure.
everyonesfacts4usall Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 3:34 PM
Grant, formerly part of the Department of the Interior, as far as I recall.
CardSenseJimmyBond Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 3:38 PM
Of course in today's educational climate, getting dead white men with military experience confused is not even a venial sin. If somebody, however, would attribute a quote by the good martyred Communist Lummumba to the evil pro-Western Fascist Mobutu, that would lead to termination.
jwilliams Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 5:06 PM
Writing Andrew Jackson when you meant Andrew Johnson is understandable. Hard to confuse the presidents themselves and a little ironic to make on a page about education, but let he who has never made a typo cast the first stone.
Colonialgirl Wrote: Jan 26, 2013 3:17 PM
Trollish mumbo-jumbo trash talk and nonsense.

(This is the second part of an ongoing series on federal "Common Core" education standards and the corruption of academic excellence.)

The Washington, D.C., board of education earned widespread mockery this week when it proposed allowing high school students -- in the nation's own capital -- to skip a basic U.S. government course to graduate. But this is fiddlesticks compared to what the federal government is doing to eliminate American children's core knowledge base in English, language arts and history.

Thanks to the "Common Core" regime, funded with President Obama's stimulus dollars and bolstered by duped Republican governors and business groups, deconstructionism...