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Rotten to the Core, Part III: Lessons from Texas and the Growing Grassroots Revolt

petroleum engineer Wrote: Mar 02, 2013 2:20 PM
Common Core is a cancerous disease affecting education. Mediocrity is the new norm for eductiion on the grade and high school levels. Mediocrity breeds lowering everything to that level - result failure of the system. History is vital to good citizenship - now the Libs & leftist have rewritten it. The eradication of real history has been underway for some time. Eliminating math & science from the high school curriculum is criminal. However, even worse is looking at our colleges and universities - left leaning professors whose expertise is in social science are filling our children's heads with gallons of baloney. Thank God, many parents are going to home schooling.
hboring Wrote: Mar 02, 2013 11:30 PM
All true. Conservatives should take time to teach for a few years, then go do something as constuctive that pays better, or go into university teaching, which these days pays well. In time, we could right the ship, and not just complain from the outside. Being 75, it's a little late to take my own advice, but we did take care that our child was taught properly. Get involved.
Chief Boring
TheComputerFerret Wrote: Mar 02, 2013 6:42 PM

Texas is a right-minded red state, where patriotism is still a virtue and political correctness is out of vogue. So how on earth have left-wing educators in public classrooms been allowed to instruct Lone Star students to dress in Islamic garb, call the 9/11 jihadists "freedom fighters" and treat the Boston Tea Party participants as "terrorists"?

Here's the dirty little secret: Despite the best efforts of vigilant parents, teachers and administrators committed to academic excellence, progressive activists reign supreme in government schools.

That's because curriculum is king. The liberal monopoly on the modern textbook/curricular market remains unchallenged after a half-century. He who controls...

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