Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Class Warfare

If you achieve, you're gonna be punished!
Where did this attitude come from? Does it refer to academic achievement, monetary success, or both?
The philosophy of the classroom today will be the philosophy of government tomorrow.
Abraham Lincoln
As Harry Reid professes "there are no millionaire job creators" I'm wondering what has happened in our society to create an environment where some people may actually believe him?
As conservative candidates continue to focus on the economy, debating everything except educational freedom, state sovereignty and the threat to these under Common Core Standards and RttT, I keep wondering how we have come to this place where we find it desirable to be COMMON...
Our schools have been scientifically designed to prevent over-education from happening. The average American [should be] content with their humble role in life, because they're not tempted to think about any other role.
– William T. Harris, U.S. Commissioner of Education, 1889

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