Issa loves dead languages

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) lamented Monday that the College Board -- the company that administers the SAT and Advanced Placement (AP) tests for high schoolers -- will drop Latin literature from its language testing curriculum.

Issa tweeted a link to an op-ed in last Thursday's Washington Post in which students at the all-boys prep school St. Anselm's in D.C. declaimed the end of the AP Latin Lit exam.

Issa tweeted Monday:
"Et tu, College Board?" Ab actu ad posse valet illatio. Another pillar of education totters.

Google tells us that the Latin phrase in Issa's post means, "From the past one can infer the future," in English.

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