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

KManInLaLa Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 1:21 AM
Harry Reid and the Dems confirmed him--this is a surprise? They'd have confirmed Satan to the post--but he was busy in the Justice Department (no, not Eric Holder; he's just Nick's buddy). I hate to say it, but the Dems play as a team better than the conservatives do. Depressing, isn't it?

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...