Obama Will Now Dumb Down Your Kids

Posted August 8th, 2011 by Iron Mike

Union teachers and leftist school administrators are rejoicing this morning! Obama is about to take the pressure to produce off their necks.

Remember the Bush initiative ‘No Child Left Behind’?  It was the plan for nationwide standardized testing to insure that struggling and at-risk kids were spotted early and given immediate extra help. It quickly pinpointed sub-standard teachers and sub-standard schools. Parents who cared could apply pressure.

Nobody hates pressure like a tenured union teacher.

NCLB had a goal of every child proficient in Math and Reading by 2014. “Too unrealistic!,” cried the union teachers.

Now comes Obama’s favorite Chicago thug – Secretary of Education Arne Duncan with a plan to eliminate mandatory testing saying that ‘82% of schools could be labeled as failing if changes aren’t made’.

 

Biden - Obama - Duncan

UNDERSTAND THIS ABOUT ARNE DUNCAN: He was Superintendent of the Chicago School System – the 2nd WORST system in the country. Only Detroit is worse. The dropout rate is 54%.

Chicago schools are practically run by gangs, and they have the highest number of students killed of any city in the land:

2005      60 Killed

2006      70 Killed

2007      57 Killed

2008      88 Killed

2009      65 Killed

2010      70 Killed

Guess what Arne did when he became SecED? He promptly ordered 27 pump-action Remington 12-gauge shotguns for the Department of Education!!  I wonder where those guns went – Chicago or Mexico?

So union teachers have been feeling the pressure to improve. Sadly many of them resented any urgings to produce smarter kids, and complained bitterly about the ‘evils’ of standardized testing. Others began to cheat the system [really cheating the kids in their classrooms] by secretly adjusting test answers. Atlanta has just seen the Superintendent of Schools Beverly Hall and over 100 teachers fired for ‘upgrading’ tests before turning them in – just to make the schools look like they were ‘improving’. 

4.1 Million union teachers [NEA 3.2 mil + AFT 887K] are a powerful lobbying and voting force. They don’t like to be labeled as sub-standard, they don’t like being retrained, and they don’t like being fired for incompetence. They show up for work, – what more do you want?

Obama will keep a campaign promise. He will have Arne Duncan authorize waivers for any school system that asks for one – no questions asked.

Remember, your Socialist Unions don’t want smart students graduating; – certainly not students who understand History, Economics, and Government. Most certainly not graduates able to sift through facts, weed out the BS, and understand the forces that are working to shape their future.

No, – schools in a Socialist administration are designed for producing cooperative little worker-bees, docile sheeple, and well-programmed socialist voters.

You will of course be expected to approve pay raises for their ‘hard-working’ teachers.

And for all the money you are pouring into your local school district – what are we getting now?

The US is ranked 14th by the OECD; – 14th in Reading, – 17th in Science, and 25th in Math. This goes a long way to explain why so many foreign kids get into American colleges – and why so many American kids are rejected.

Your kids – and / or your grand kids – are about to be screwed even worse by the Obama administration. CHANGE!

   /s/ Iron Mike
   Old Soldier, – Still Good for Parts!

Hey Massachusetts – just watch Duh-val jump all over this!

8 Responses to “Obama Will Now Dumb Down Your Kids”

  1. Tired republican

    Teachers widely hate the no child left behind act. It has always been seen as a huge mistake done by the Bush administration. Obama is going after easy wins to add to his resume in 2012. This will be seen as a good thing, much like the repeal of the don’t ask don’t tell policies. My issue is that these are easy wins, when I care more about jobs and the various wars we don’t need to spend money on.

    But still, this is a very good thing, the budget cuts toward education are what’s killing the system, IMO.

  2. Perplexed Senior

    Tired, the late, great Liberal Lion, Ted Kennedy, was a cosponsor of NCLB and I will bet you loved it then, but now you don’t. You are not and were never a Republican, you are just a tired, liberal, progressive Democrat, just admit it and stop masquerading as something you are not. Every time you reply to this blog with that name you do injustice to all card carrying Republicans.

  3. Sue

    Tea Party Patriots has a program ready to go to get schools to observe Constitution week starting this September. they want to send 100,000 Constitution Packets to schools all over the country. It includes teacher aids, a 2 hour DVD about the creation of the Constitution and the Founding Fathers, and other materials. They need donations to get this going. Seems worthwhile to me if it works. Bill Bennett had a similar program a few years ago, but
    I am not sure what the status of that one is. We certainly need to start assuring our students have a working knowledge of how our government works and why it is so special, or we are surely doomed.

  4. Tired republican

    Ha, there’s an open mind right there! Thanks perplexed, I vote republican, you are another crybaby claiming communist anytime someone disagrees with you. You’re the reason I’m tired perplexed. Its because everyone republican is crazy now, or keeping their mouths shut while everyone tears each other apart.

    I look at this site like a do guerilla radio, with a grain if salt, but an interest in the extreme right. I have only commented on unneeded racism and when it’s BS.

    And I wasnt around when Ted Kennedy was calling shots. And this article is far worse than Biden calling the TP terrorists, but in sure you’re still crying about that too.

  5. Tired republican

    Ha, there’s an open mind right there! Thanks perplexed, I vote republican, you are another crybaby claiming communist anytime someone disagrees with you. You’re the reason I’m tired perplexed. Its because everyone republican is crazy now, or keeping their mouths shut while everyone tears each other apart.

    I look at this site like a do guerilla radio, with a grain if salt, but an interest in the extreme right. I have only commented on unneeded racism and when it’s BS.

    And I wasnt around when Ted Kennedy was calling shots. As a recent college grad with many teachers, not to mention everything I hear from my kids teachers too.

  6. Tired republican

    Unfinished sentence… As a recent grad, I do see and hear enough to know the NCLF act was widely hated and counter productive.

  7. Tired republican

    Ah… Iron mike sorry about reporting the same post, I thought I stopped it sendin before I realized the Biden comment made no sense and was responding to a different article. I won’t be insulted if that was cleaned up. And if not, thanks for reading everyone! Don’t argue on an iPhone…
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    TO: ‘Tired republican’:

    We encourage comments – but we’d like them to make sense. Yours have been disjointed and rambling.

    I strongly suggest you write and proofread your comments first on a word-processing document, – correct them, and then copy-and-paste them to post them.

  8. Tired republican

    I agree :). Although, they aren’t rambling. I just felt silly for posting twice, and then accidentally hitting send before I meant to on another. But, all done!

    Still not a fan of Perplexed though…

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