American Power Blogroll Sunday
Bill Ayers A Driving Force Behind Obama’s Federal School Curriculum
Accuracy in Media has a long and informative post about President Obama’s “Race to the Top” school program. Obama’s favorite domestic terrorist, Bill Ayers, is a driving force behind this push to nationalize education and dumb down our children. This is disturbing, to say the least.
Three years after the Department of Education announced a contest called Race-to-the-Top for $4.35 billion in stimulus funds, some parents, teachers, governors, and citizen and public policy groups are coming to an awful realization about the likely outcomes:
- A national curriculum called Common Core
- Regionalism, or the replacement of local governments by federally appointed bureaucrats
- A leveling of all schools to one, low national standard, and a redistribution of education funds among school districts
- An effective federal tracking of all students
- The loss of the option of avoiding the national curriculum and tests through private school and home school
Working behind the scenes, implementing these policies and writing the standards are associates from President Obama’s community organizing days.