We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
"[T]he instructional strategies and learning styles most often favored in the nation's schools," the guidelines declare, "are inconsistent with the cognitive styles, cultural orientations, and cultural characteristics of some groups of students of color."
Not only do I find this racist and demeaning, I find it totally counterproductive and totally defeating the entire purpose of basic education. Not to mention that it is untrue. This isn't benign "multiculturalism" - whatever that is - this is a design to prevent the normal education of those who need it most. This kind of BS makes me nuts.
People in all nations go to school and learn math, reading, foreign languages - esp. English - and everything else - usually in more rigorous and more disciplined settings than the average American High School. And immigrants have been learning and achieving in America forever, without problems. These morons will end that, if they can. Story at Front Page.