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

theabnranger Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 10:59 PM
Keep 'em dumb about history, economics, civics and you will have a more readily deceived and pliable electorate, people the puppet media can sucker. This has been the approach of the control freaks for two generations. How many students today know that Jamestown demanded that unless ill, a person had to work to eat. Now, there's a heck of a concept, eh? Just one of assorted lessons for a better, stronger nation and viable middle class--the bourgeoise that the Neo-Communists despise even as they bray about the decline of those people, which they have doen so much to harm.

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...