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

JMSilver Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 1:05 PM
Florida is dumbing down the standards in Palm Beach. The school board wants to implement standards that are based on race. The order goes, Asians, Whites, Hispanics, and African Americans. In math, the standards for passing will be 92% Asian, 86% White, 80% Hispanics, 74% Afr Americans. How is that for minority children, you are already expected to perform worse than your white and Asian students from the get go? On top of it, those students who may need more help are socially promoted to the next grade and become further and further behind rather than stay back and get help?
JMSilver Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 1:08 PM
Then, I get an anonymous survey to complete asking me many questions about the effectiveness of our school system in relation to bullying, teacher communication, can my child feel comfortable confiding in a teacher/staff if there was a problem, etc. In addition, questions if my child is allowed to participate in projects with children of other races and if she feels comfortable speaking to children of other races. There was no column to bubble in for "WTF"!

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...