Monday, December 03, 2012

Has Obama Changed Your Child's Curriculum?

Well, of course he has.  This was never about winning an election;  it was  - and remains - about total control, now and forever.  And you can't have the kids getting the "wrong" information, or reading books in which sympathetic characters step outside of mainstream (read liberal) thought and wind up winning hearts and minds.

Lord, no.

Those hearts and minds belong to Barack Obama and the Democratic party.

Out: Huck Finn, and other "easily read" nonfiction

In: “Executive Order 13423: Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management,” published by the General Services Administration.

Think I'm kidding you? The Washington Post article is here, while Stanley Kurtz has more here and here.  

Some money quotes - first, from the bureaucrat in charge

“There’s a disproportionate amount of anxiety,” said David Coleman, who led the effort to write the standards with a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Coleman said educators are misinterpreting the directives.

Just relax, we know what's best for you. It'll be just like ObamaCare - if you like your curriculum, you can keep it!

Uh huh:

Sheridan Blau, a professor at Teachers College at Columbia University, said teachers across the country have told him their principals are insisting that English teachers make 70 percent of their readings nonfiction. “The effect of the new standards is to drive literature out of the English classroom,” he said.

Part and parcel of political indoctrination throughout history. As China moved from "The Seven Chinese Brothers" to Chairman Mao's "Red Book", as Iran migrated from Western fashion magazines to the Koran, dynastic authoritarian regimes always alter the thought patterns of their population by forcing their subjects to become expert in the prevailing political philosophy.  With failure being punishable by the ultimate "D" - Death.

They call it re-education.  Obama's bureaucrats call their program "Common Cure"...

Think about the road we're on, when your kid comes home trying to decipher the fine print of Section 2521 of Obamacare...

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