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

Steev Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 9:52 AM
Reading something without setting the context first is actually a good exercise. Most of what you say here, i agree with. But I would love to stop another generation from becoming blind Lincoln worshipers whether they are on the left or the right.
talltexanoilfieldtrash Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 10:08 AM
Even trashy romance novels set the context for their mind-mush. Only idiots want to 'cold read' important information. Do you read the instructions on how to take a great picture without ever knowing what a camera is? Information without knowing the context is useless words wasting time and paper.

(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...