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

NovusOrdoSeclorum Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 11:25 PM
Hahaha all I can think of is watching Michelle Malkin try to do a calculus problem. That would be rich.
HomeschoolEducator Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 11:37 PM
Why should she have a need to do a calculus problem? She's a writer. That's sort of like asking an accountant to explain Newton's Second Law of Thermodynamics or asking a Fortune 500 executive to find the participle in a sentence. It's completely irrelevant.
NovusOrdoSeclorum Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 11:45 PM
Well, it was a joke, but it's more like asking an accountant who is harping on the loss of humanities programs to identify a participle.

But why should I expect a Townhall.com poster to create a descent analogy?
HomeschoolEducator Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 12:22 AM
That's because we create DECENT analogies.
OBAMA-DRAMA Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 11:30 PM
She would need only to ask for my help in such...
NovusOrdoSeclorum Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 11:39 PM
Could you give me an algorithm to determine how much funnier it would get the more Townhall.com posters tried to help Michelle Malkin do calculus? I don't think it would be twice as funny if you tried to help her, but it would be funnier.
OBAMA-DRAMA Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 12:02 AM
Novus...

I am a professor in two disciplines... mathematics and physics... here at Harvard.
tripmom92 Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 1:29 AM
you know, you are one arrogant dude... hope someone will knock you down a peg or two someday real soon.
tripmom92 Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 1:29 AM
you know, you are one arrogant dude... hope someone will knock you down a peg or two someday real soon.
tripmom92 Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 1:29 AM
you know, you are one arrogant dude... hope someone will knock you down a peg or two someday real soon.

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...