Skip to comments.Raging Against the anti-NCLB Propaganda Machine
Posted on 01/13/2005 9:13:15 AM PST by MikeEdwards
Sometimes in order to see an issue with clarity, it must be framed in the proper context. Such is the case with Secretary of Education Rod Paiges decision to pay a pundit to promote a more "truthful" message about NCLB to combat the misinformation campaign led by the NEA.
The attempts to discredit No Child Left Behind as an unfunded mandate with impossible demands made on the states has been swallowed hook, line, and sinker, as truth by the mainstream media and "Educrats". Yet, the misinformation floating around about NCLB ranks right up with the propaganda spewed out by the likes of Michael Moore in F 9/11, Dan Rather commentating about President Bushs National Guard Service, and the Kerry campaign attacks on the Swift Boat Veterans For Truth.
What NCLB is attempting to accomplish is really quite simple. Students are to be taught with sound (scientifically proven) educational methodology and leave school with cognitive abilities that would allow them to function independently in the "real world". The hard reality is that those who graduate high school often have to take remedial courses in college to be able to handle the workload which has gotten easier. Many dont earn their college degrees. Many of those who get jobs after high school have to be taught how to write. They cannot fill in simple forms. How many young cashiers cant count back change? And thats not the whole picture. There are many who drop out of high school with sub par skill sets. . . . .
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This is precisely why the nea and like organizations do not want NCLB to succeed. If the students can deal with the real world, they'll realize that organizations like the nea and the democrats are working for mind control. These organizations do not want people who can think for themselves, because to do so would be a vote against the nea, unions and democrats.
To illustrate this problem: My wife recently went to a fast food place and ordered 10 hamburgers for all the kids. The cashier said that the computer was down, so she didn't know how much it would cost. My wife said, "Well, each one is $1.69, so ten of them would be $16.90."
The cashier responded, "Wow, you can multiply by 10 in your head!!"
On December 22, 2003, Senator Steve Kelley(MN) said, "I'm not sure it's accurate, legally or historically to call the Declaration of Independence a 'founding document'."
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