Monday, July 14, 2014

Because the Department of Justice has nothing more important to do

than investigate a case of lèse-majesté against The Lightbringer.  Such are the priorities of Eric Holder & Co.

More wonderfulness of Common Core.  So wonderful they don't want people to know about it until it's too late.
The upshot is that James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, and the other founders are largely left out of the new test, unless they are presented as examples of conflict and identity by class, gender, race, ethnicity, etc. The Constitution can be studied as an example of the Colonists’ belief in the superiority of their own culture, for instance. But any teacher who presents a full unit on the principles of the American Constitution taught in the traditional way would be severely disadvantaging his students. So while allowing some minor flexibility on details, the new AP U.S. History framework effectively forces teachers to train their students in a leftist, blame-America-first reading of history, while omitting traditional treatments of our founding principles.


Windy Wilson said...

Weren't the Common Core proponents the ones 20 years ago who decried "teaching to the test".

Windy Wilson said...

As for the float critical of the President, the appropriate response should be to hand the investigator a First Amendment Primer for law students printed sometime in the 1980's. Anything more would be an implicit admission of wrongdoing.