January 25, 2013 4:49 PM

Common Core road to mediocrity

The Washington, D.C., board of education earned widespread mockery this week when it proposed allowing high school students – in the nation’s own capital – to skip a basic U.S. government course to graduate. But this is fiddlesticks compared to what the federal government is doing to eliminate American children’s core knowledge base in English, language arts and history.

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