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

tripmom92 Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 1:37 AM
anybody hear about the racially-based education goals in Florida and Virginia. They have requirements or standards according to race... Asian will be held to the highest, then whites, then Hispanics and lastly blacks are being held to the lowest standards. I live in Virginia, I find this policy to be a slap in the face to every child. Asian kids score the best simple because their culture puts education at the top of their priorities, whites not so much, Hispanics so much either, but the black cultures seems put more importance on sports abilities, not education.

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...