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

Terbreugghen Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 4:41 PM
I once attended a graduate education seminar taught by an EdPsych guy under exactly the same conditions. My only B in grad school. Wrote that paper, then re-wrote it four times. I was told that my problem was that I made an argument, supported the argument with evidence, and drew a conclusion. I was supposed to take several sides and leave the question open-ended.

(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...