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

OBAMA-DRAMA Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 11:17 AM
.. over the past twenty years would a different outcome in terms of academic and life achievement been the result? In a word... No. Some 90% of parents are themselves too busy with employment and also far too dysfunctional and undereducated to school any child much beyond the 5th grade. This is unfortunate but also a direct unintended consequence of our education system since the mid 1960's and the heady days of busing. Lastly, how many Ebonics riddled parents could effectively teach a child?

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...