Common Core State Standards and Race to the Top

An Introduction to Marxism 101

Restore Oklahoma Public Education


Jenni White, Lynn Habluetzel and Jo Joyce

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© 2011 Jenni White, Lynn Habluetzel and Jo Joyce

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Chapter One


Immediately after the founding of our nation, literacy rates in America1 ranged from 70 percent to virtually 100 percent though most newly-minted citizens were grievously poor by today's standards.2

In fact, the French political thinker DeTocqueville commented on American education during his visit to America in the 1830's, "In New England every citizen receives the elementary notions of human knowledge; he is taught, moreover, the doctrines and the evidences of his religion, the history of his country and the leading features of the Constitution. In the states of Connecticut and Massachusetts, it is extremely rare to find a man imperfectly acquainted with all these things, and a person wholly ignorant of them is a sort of phenomenon."3

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