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

tripmom92 Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 2:04 AM
Progressive want to dumb down our children.... makes it easier to control them. It's all about control. No longer is academics or knowledge being taught, it's social engineering, plain and simple. A teacher told me this "kids today can't think their way out of a paper bag even with the instructions written on the inside." now that's sad. Kids don't have any critical thinking skills, they have to be spoon fed everything. This is just how the progressives (aka socialist) want it.

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...