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

Raymond121 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 10:48 AM
The opening of other career paths for intelligent women has dumbed down the ranks of the averge public school teachers. Most teachers were academically behind many of their peers. They have no sympathy for the smarter students but feel threatened by them. They don't want to promote excellence.

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...