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

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.

(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...