posted on Jul, 27 2008 @ 05:03 AM
21, College graduate in the Netherlands.
Some friends of mine went studying in America (as exchange students) and they laughed so badly about the US education system as the level is nothing
close to the level here in the Netherlands and Germany.
Here in Europe, people generally call Americans stupid. I have just come back from 3 months of Czech Republic where I met many Americans. Friendly
fellas and when it comes to respect towards, I think we can learn much here in Europe from Americans, but many Americans are indeed plain stupid.
One woman from Tennessee thought she saw the American flag in Prague, while it actually was the Czech flag. An ex-colleague of mine told me her
student didn't even know Aristoteles. This colleague looked at her like are you kidding me. The American girl then answered: ''Im just a stupid
American girl''. This colleague then told me that entire parts of European history are not taught in american text books, which explains why she
didn't know Aristoteles.
Anyhow, I don't blame them, as it is the government that should make education available to everyone and maintain the quality of it.
The results of this test show, however, why America acts the way it does.