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why are some college students so dumb?

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posted on Jun, 16 2015 @ 10:28 PM
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From watching the Jaywalkin segment from the Tonite Show with Leno, I noticed he would often ask college students questions like,"who won the civil war?" and "is the sun a star or planet" and "which is closer to earth - mars or the moon". They had no idea of the answer. My question is - how the hell did they get in college in first place??




posted on Jun, 16 2015 @ 10:30 PM
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a reply to: croatianguy

Money!



posted on Jun, 16 2015 @ 10:35 PM
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originally posted by: croatianguy
From watching the Jaywalkin segment from the Tonite Show with Leno, I noticed he would often ask college students questions like,"who won the civil war?" and "is the sun a star or planet" and "which is closer to earth - mars or the moon". They had no idea of the answer. My question is - how the hell did they get in college in first place??



No child left behind.



posted on Jun, 16 2015 @ 10:42 PM
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The average IQ is 100. Someone has to lower the average.



posted on Jun, 16 2015 @ 10:49 PM
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a reply to: Metallicus

That includes the average college IQ too then?



posted on Jun, 16 2015 @ 10:49 PM
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a reply to: croatianguy

Because they teach children to memorize names and dates for testing, but they don't teach the history or knowledge.

Once the child forgets the names and dates, they have forgotten the lesson.

I think we focus to much on testing and too little on reasoning.
edit on 16-6-2015 by Isurrender73 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 16 2015 @ 10:51 PM
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a reply to: soulpowertothendegree

But what kind of colleges are accepting these students? It wouldnt be the top state college in each of the states would it?



posted on Jun, 16 2015 @ 10:52 PM
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a reply to: croatianguy

why are some ATS members so dumb ?

i mean seriously - do you actually think that the " tonite < sic > show " is an accurate representation ?????????????

hint - what is the comedy value of people giving the correct answers ??????????????????



posted on Jun, 16 2015 @ 10:58 PM
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a reply to: ignorant_ape

they wouldnt show the people that gave correct answers would they?? Showing more than a handful of college students who dont know these answers is worrying dont u think?



posted on Jun, 16 2015 @ 11:03 PM
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originally posted by: croatianguy
a reply to: ignorant_ape

they wouldnt show the people that gave correct answers would they?? Showing more than a handful of college students who dont know these answers is worrying dont u think?


I find it worrying that some people use "u" for you and forget to use the apostrophe in "don't"



posted on Jun, 16 2015 @ 11:05 PM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
The average IQ is 100. Someone has to lower the average.

You know how dumb the average person is.
By definition, half of them are dumber than that.



posted on Jun, 16 2015 @ 11:09 PM
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Because high school is a joke, it was in 2005 and I'm sure it has gotten even worse.



posted on Jun, 16 2015 @ 11:12 PM
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a reply to: olaru12

have i offended you somehow?? All im looking for is an explanation from what I observed, whats with the attitude?



posted on Jun, 16 2015 @ 11:24 PM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
The average IQ is 100. Someone has to lower the average.


The PC crowd have done that, lower the average LOL. When my son graduated grade 12, he was a 3.78 GPA, not perfect but pretty dame good, so he was honour roll material. Funny thing that happened on the way to auditorium for the awards... Out of the entire grade 12 classes of just over 500 students, 491 were on the honour roll. Now that's major screwed up! Either they were turning out a lot of really smart kids or the bar has been set way too f'ing low. Turns out, way too low and it's all because of this "you can't offend anyone or make them feel bad" crap and "everyone's a winner" garbage.

I taught my kid critical thinking and advanced math at an early age (5-10) and I find his high school disgusting and insulting. BTW, he finished on the honour roll for his degree as well, just above a 93% average.

When you think about it, north america is running on recycled money. Employees from one service industry buy from another service industry, nobody is making much of anything, at least nothing much original these days. Which begs the question, "Does the government really need smart people or just mindless drones and yes-twits?"

Cheers - Dave



posted on Jun, 16 2015 @ 11:30 PM
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a reply to: bobs_uruncle

So being on the honour roll is enough to get in most colleges?



posted on Jun, 16 2015 @ 11:36 PM
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originally posted by: ignorant_ape
a reply to: croatianguy

why are some ATS members so dumb ?

i mean seriously - do you actually think that the " tonite < sic > show " is an accurate representation ?????????????

hint - what is the comedy value of people giving the correct answers ??????????????????


Exactly...



posted on Jun, 16 2015 @ 11:42 PM
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originally posted by: Sremmos80

originally posted by: ignorant_ape
a reply to: croatianguy

why are some ATS members so dumb ?

i mean seriously - do you actually think that the " tonite < sic > show " is an accurate representation ?????????????

hint - what is the comedy value of people giving the correct answers ??????????????????


Exactly...


Of course it isnt an accurate reflection of ALL college students. Maybe these dumb ones make up a small minority but come on, dont you think its frustrating and makes you angry hearing someone say they go to college and cant answer a simple question?



posted on Jun, 16 2015 @ 11:46 PM
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I'm 39 back in college working on my MBA and out of 30 "kids" in my polisci class, I was the ONLY one that could name the 3 branches on government! It got worse after that. After two weeks my prof pulled me aside and suggested I test out, as it was still before the cutoff. I said are you kidding me this class is worth every penny in comic relief! My class was about 1/2 Mormon as I'm in Utah and their absolute disbelief of how the "system" worked, it was awesome.



posted on Jun, 16 2015 @ 11:53 PM
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Kids are dumb because they rely on there smart phones.



posted on Jun, 17 2015 @ 12:03 AM
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a reply to: croatianguy

I don't think so, I believe they look at high marks or your ability to pay lol. There are a lot of idiots who have parents that have the ability to pay. Colleges and universities are only too willing to take their money. Over and over and over again, stretching a 4 year course into 8 years of paired repeats. They get to double their profits and since that is the way they teach ethics by example it's no wonder the world is a mess.

Cheers - Dave



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