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WHEN YOU GET CAUGHT BETWEEN GOD AND NEW YORK CITY - 2

EDUCATION IN AMERICA
Let’s discuss the state of our educational system for a hot minute.There is so much controversy and confusion out there it’s hard to even assess the state of public education these days.The Tea Party is adamantly opposed to the voluntary Common Core Standards that were developed by a coalition of educators from around the country.Why are they opposed?Well, it has something to do with the Federal Government shoving a liberal agenda down the throats of Americans (somehow “voluntary” got lost here) or it’s Obama’s Communist takeover plot. Or was it a climate change thing?Never mind.Can you see why I’m confused?
I keep thinking that we didn’t have these kinds of problems when I was in public school (ages ago) back up in Rochester, NY, but I know times have changed.No one dared attack a teacher.You basically showed up everyday, sat for six hours being bored out of your skull, memorized a lot of shit you new you’d never remember (much less use), and you took tests, wrote …