Saturday, April 20, 2013

Indeed, This is Obama's Education Policy

just as Diane Ravitch notes. All of the usual suspects were behind this proposal, written just after the Fake in Chief was inaugurated.

All of the shit is there, from "common core" to trashing teachers via evaluations to upping "standards" to the point few kids can meet them and so forth.

It closes with a quote from the teacher-hating asshole in the White House:

Despite resources that are unmatched anywhere in the world, we’ve let our grades slip, our schools crumble, our teacher quality fall short, and other nations outpace us. Let me give you a few statistics. In 8th grade math, we’ve fallen to 9th place. Singapore’s middle schoolers outperform ours three to one. Just a third of our 13- and 14-year-olds can read as well as they should. And year after year, a
stubborn gap persists between how well white students are doing compared to their African American and Latino classmates. The relative decline of American education is untenable for our economy, it’s unsustainable for our democracy, it’s unacceptable for our children — and we
can’t afford to let it continue.
— President Barack Obama
Remarks to the United States Hispanic Chamber
of Commerce, March 10, 2009

He is a lying, ignorant son of a bitch.

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