Wow... that is just sad. A first grader can answer that! At the very worst a high schooler. God help America, for the phrase 'those that don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it' comes to mind.-Wildstar
Sigh......Do they teach something at school?Or just sell dope to get a degree as moron?
1 in 4 Americans Don’t Know Which Country America Declared its Independence FromSome education system we have! Ugh.
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Michele Backmann has hope. You can feed that group of Republican voters anything.
Duck,Why are you commenting about Michele Bachman. This post has nothing to do with her.Please try to stay on topic. Thank you.
How incredibly pathetic. these people don't deserve America and America doesn't deserve them.
It's like my Momma always says, stupid is as stupid does
Thanks for reposting and the h/t AOW. Apparently some of our friends in the UK have been fed some revisionist history as well by seeing some comments from the other side of the pond on my post of this?
Pathetic is right... I had an interesting chat at work Friday with a Hispanic lady who is now a citizen, and we discussed her courses she took to get her citizenship- SHE knew all the answers, and was able to quote things about the 1776 that I had to go look up! None of this is taught in schools anymore
Ducky shows his mental disorder yet agin. These idiots are EXACTLY the sort of voters Dems/Progs/Lefrtists target for votes. Not Republicans. In fact, I'll bet my left leg that if these little punks voted at all in the last presidential election at all they voted for 'hope and change.' Hey, Ducky... The teacher's unions give hugely and almost exclusively to Democrats... And these teachers turn out such absolutely ignorant students... Do the math. That is, if you can after a public education...
I comment AOW, because the level of awareness in the video is just a reflection of the nonsense that our political figures spout every day (that includes the likes of Obummer, Schumer and so called progressives.Knowledge is not valued in this country. It's irrelevant. I know how the average individual would respond to a basic test but I'd love to give this one to out political class. They set the tone.1. Describe the periodic table.2. Explain: F = ma3. Who were Tom and Daisy Buchanan4. Define: Expressionism, Impressionism,Surrealism5. When interest rates rise what happens to the money supply?6. What are the two properties of a vector7. What occurred at the Council of Trent8. Name an important Renaissance sculptor9. Who was Samuel Gompers10. Name America's largest East and West coast port. Now I imagine your readers would do okay but I'd love to have the candidates answer. Because that type of knowledge just isn't valued. A general knowledge of the world is not important and if you want to run some political scams it is down right dangerous in the populace. I suspect Obummer would miss several.I suspect Palin would be a disaster. But they'd all tell us that , for instance, climate change is based on false science and most of the populous would be too ignorant to dispute it.
Duck,I will concede that it would be amusing (Enlightening?) to see major politicians and political candidates engage in a game of Jeopardy -- or maybe a round of It's Academic.
Ummm, let's see... I remember, we defeated the alien invaders. They even made a movie about it.Yeah, I gave up years ago being upset by the stupidity of the average American and I don't care how that sounds. Most people are just plain dumb and Obama as President is living proof of that.
Wow.. most of my countrymen are functionally retarded. Very, very sad. Every American should be able to answer the question of what Independence Day commemorates in their sleep.
time to take back our education system--8th grade test-1895- most university grads could not pass it today:http://carolmsblog.blogspot.com/2011/02/1895-eighth-grade-test-our-ed-system.htmlCarol-CS
1. Describe the periodic table.A chart arranging atomic elements by their weight.2. Explain: F = maNewton's law of motion which details that the force of leftist thought is zero in a mass going nowhere.3. Who were Tom and Daisy BuchananFictional characters in a novel rife with spelling and typograpical errors.4. Define: Expressionism, Impressionism,SurrealismThree brand names in a niche market for those who take their lack of talent seriously.5. When interest rates rise what happens to the money supply?The money supply shrinks as people repay their loans before inflation decreases the value of the currency. Interest rate rises merely attempt to recoup the lost value of weakened currency in the same way unemployment keeps inflation in check by decreasing the amount of people with money to exchange for goods. Both methods of shrinking the money supply have diminishing returns, not to mention detrimental social effects... 6. What are the two properties of a vectorThe scalar magnitude and the direction.7. What occurred at the Council of TrentThe bizarre and polytheistic cult of residual paganism calling itself the "Roman Catholic Church" expounded upon their ahistorical and biblically unsupportable claim that the Apostle Peter founded a Christian congregation there and placed it in control of Christian affairs worldwide was delusionally reasserted demands that Christian congregations that did not sign on to the Council of Nicea's preposterous notions of Emperor Constantine as Jesus Christ's replacement on Earth were "heretical" and their refusal to venerate Catholicism's 12,000+ deities and demigods as a capital offense.8. Name an important Renaissance sculptorDonatello.9. Who was Samuel GompersFounder of the domestic terrorist organization known as the AFL.10. Name America's largest East and West coast port.New York / New Jersey and Long Beach. California.
Beamish,2. Explain: F = maNewton's law of motion which details that the force of leftist thought is zero in a mass going nowhere.Great definition!
Karen,You're spot on with your comment:Every American should be able to answer the question of what Independence Day commemorates in their sleep.Certain knowledge does "lose value"; the knowledge about the founding of our nation should not.
What defines a culture? It is usually a common experience, a common history, language, customs and traditions that bind people into a cohesive unit. I can confirm that these type of "man on the street" interviews demonstrates who clueless and disconnected people are from any common shared culture. 1. Most have never been taught things that binds as a culture. 2. If they have been taught, it was in such a way to make it boring, excruciating and therefore easy to forget. 3. Multiculturalism has dismantled the idea of a unique, identifiable American culture.4. Leaders and MSM media pundits from the president down regularly apologize for America and demean and belittle pesky things like the Constitution standing in the way of their Utopian plans.5. Out technology and lifestyle choices often makes it easier for us to isolate ourselves and not physically interact socially with our neighbors and in our community. So you follow this recipe for a few decades and you have essentially dismantled the things that made the culture and country of America. What we do have growing now in the United States is a culture of government taking the place of what once identifiable as a common culture. More and more citizens surrender themselves to or allow this culture to feed, clothe or tell them what to do. Divide and conquer. If the people are idiots, they are compliant.
That's pathetic. But I'm not surprised.I always enjoy watching Jay Leno's "Jay Walking" where he does a similar thing, going out on the street and interviewing folks. It is truly sad.DebbieRight Truthhttp://www.righttruth.typepad.com
Alligator I agree with you. It's a very sad thing indeed.
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On this point Ducky and I agree. The American Public Education System in its current form is a failure. The people Of america are by and large more ingorant now than in the past. I move that for the good of future children we dismantle the system immdiately.
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