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

Joan383 Wrote: Jan 26, 2013 10:13 AM
Yes, leave education up to the states. In SC the education SUCKS, the general populous can barely string together a cohesive sentence. Charleston graduates 20% of its students as illiterates and the admin says they don't have enough money and the teachers aren't paid well enough to teach the kids to READ. Then guess what is happening? People from the Northeast (tax refugees) came down here and saw the level of education and flocked to private schools with real education who are having a banner decade. Montessori schools are coming up like mushrooms. In other words the market is working. Yes, leave it to the states and to the parents who are accountable. You leave it to the feds and all the locals just get to shrug and blame Wash.

(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...