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

Mike28 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 2:36 PM
I probably went to school long b4 you did. I started in 1945, went through the 12 years and onto the state university. There was never any attempt by any teacher to teach or recommend a particular religion, although in grade school we did read a psalm to start the day. Since each of us had to read one, I think it was more about reading in front of a group then anything else. I just remember being happy I wasn't the one chosen to read to the class. It wasn't the subject matter, it was the deed. I don't recall any discussion amongst the kids about the psalm or about any religion at all. Apparently there are some that abhor religion. That's fine with me. I really don't care what they think, they have their belief and I have mine.

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...