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

Tinsldr2 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 3:51 PM
I am a HE bill, and you are correct. I see it all the time. There are people who learn in spite of their parents, but kids whose parents push them will learn more, do better in school, and get more out of school then kids whose parents do not on average. Good teachers are important and bad teachers should be fired, especially those that can not control an unruly class or do not know the material However, a class with 20 plus students has students who will not all be motivated by the same thing. If students dont do work, are disruptive etc a teacher can dock their grade, maybe give them suspension (I think detentions dont exist anymore) or even fail them but the teacher can not force them to learn if the teachers do not care But

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...