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

tripmom92 Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 1:15 AM
as a retired homeschool mom, my 3 children have all graduated. I used to get so tired of people asking about social interaction.... if you would actually talk to a homeschool family you want to stop asking this question.... homeschool children have many more opportunities for social interaction... In our area, we had so many choices, we had to really pick and choose.... sports- softball, football, basketball, soccer, hockey, there was also skating and bowling' Now to get some varied interaction, we also were involved with singing and doing musical concerts for nursing home patients. Research has shown that homeschoolers are more comfortable and can handle more varied social interactions. Do some research.

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...