Obama is committed to excellence in social engineering, our schools no longer focus on the gaining of knowledge or academics. Are schools are dumbing down our kids. Is this education excellence, cursive writing is no longer being taught, can't read it either, creative spelling (teachers allow student to spell words however they think - don't correct either- might mess with their self-esteem) so kids spells words incorrectly until they get to older grades, wouldn't it be better to learn it right the first time. How about power of I , get to take tests or re-do projects until the pass it. Sounds like being committed to excellence. doesn't it ? . Do some research, I did, lots and lots of it... eye-opening experience.