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

Paulus Textor Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 2:17 PM
For those who ask, "What can I do to stem the tide of socialism?", education is one area in which you can take immediate, direct, uncompromising action: TAKE YOUR KIDS OUT OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS! Choose a private or religious school if you have the means and if you agree with its approach. Or, you can home school. Top notch home schooling can now be done on a very modest budget. Take the computer you are using right now, and check out Khan Academy (or any number of top-rate, FREE learning sites). Use this as the core of your home schooling. Supplement that core with learning experiences of your own choosing: trips to the museum, the library, the zoo. Plant a garden and learn horticulture.
Paulus Textor Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 2:20 PM
Get yourself and your child involved in charity work, if you wish.

Take piano lessons (once your child knows piano, music theory gets easier).

And keep going.

In one year, your child will test well above grade level on standardized tests, even if you DON'T (like the public schools) spend weeks "teaching to the test."

It's rare that one can find an area where one can take immediate, decisive action, all on one's own. Go for it.
lbs2 Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 2:31 PM
You are totally correct about music raising the intellect of any child. But, there is one more thing that Michelle NEVER points out an shoud at least one a month. Every junior college and all colleges and universities receive federal funding in some form and claim they can't survive without. We have affirmative action for students(because of fed funding), but NO affirmative action for the professors that TEACH those students. Progressive prof out number conservative constitutional professors 5 to 1 and higher learning conlaves is where they are getting the most indoctrination.
Terbreugghen Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 4:37 PM
BECOME A CERTIFIED TEACHER! Change from within and retake the intellectual high ground.

(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...