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

Tinsldr2 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 5:50 PM
Again you resort to childish name Calling, Is the 2nd amendment about Freedom? The freedom to protect yourself from oppressive Gov? What about Freedom from unreasonable searches? What about Freedom from Slavery? Freedom to buy and Drink Alcohol? Freedom for women, 18 year olds and blacks to vote? Freedom to rights not enumerated? Its purpose is to limit oppressive Gov and that is what I meant by Freedom
Tinsldr2 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 6:31 PM
beowulfe ranted:
"The US Constitution "wasn't about freedom". It is a document that establishes a (albeit limited) government. Government, in and of itself, is the ANTITHESIS of freedom, "

Because the Constitution specifically limits Gov and protects individual rights? That IS about keeping people FREE.

Again beowulf can name call all he wants but if he can't see that protecting citizens from Government abuse, and guaranteeing a representative Government IS about Individual freedom, then I can not help him.

What makes our Constitution great is it is About Freedom (except the 16th Amendment)

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...