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

Tinsldr2 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 5:46 PM
Beowulf, It is good to see you can not simply debate an issue without name calling. It shows the readers your intelligence level. Having said that not only did I correctly cite the US Constitution, I cited the Supreme Court Cases that back me up. The court has continually held that states could not deny rights that were protected, like the right to be protected from a state religions. Prior to the 14th they could. By your logic a state could outlaw all guns, or outlaw freedom of the Press and it would be FINE as long as the Fed Gov did not do it. Again read the Constitution Then read the US Supreme Court Cases
jrobson Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 11:21 AM
Then read this:
Earl29 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 5:55 PM
"By your logic. . .." No! The Fourteenth extended the Bill of Rights to the States. It did not give Congress power over the States.
One cannot blame either beowulfe or me for being frustrated by your inability to discern the difference. Or perhaps I should say the meaning of the difference.
Tinsldr2 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 6:03 PM
If it extended the 14th to the states that makes my point. Does it not?

It means a state Gov can not violate the first Amendment anymore then the Fed Gov can.

A state Gov can not deny freedom of the Press for example even though the 1st Amendment says only that CONGRESS can't, because of the 14th.

it is not Federal power over the states it is INDIVIDUAL power over the states.

You can not teach one religion is better then another in school nor should you.

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...