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75 Percent of Oklahoma High School Can't Name First President of the U.S.

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posted on Sep, 18 2009 @ 12:15 AM
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75 Percent of Oklahoma High School Can't Name First President of the U.S.


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OKLAHOMA CITY -- Only one in four Oklahoma public high school students can name the first President of the United States, according to a survey released today.

The survey was commissioned by the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs in observance of Constitution Day on Thursday.

Brandon Dutcher is with the conservative think tank and said the group wanted to find out how much civic knowledge Oklahoma high school students know.

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posted on Sep, 18 2009 @ 12:15 AM
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As pathetic as this seems , it doesn't surprise me that today's youth in school are slowly being indoctrinated into a socialistic view of government. In order to accomplish this agenda , the history of this nation along with the Constitution must be forgotten. This is another piece of evidence of the NWO at work.

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posted on Sep, 18 2009 @ 12:18 AM
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Well who cares, Abraham Lincoln has been dead for like a thousand years now.



posted on Sep, 18 2009 @ 12:18 AM
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I would like to see which schools this was given to.

If it was given mainly in OK city then I'm not suprised.



posted on Sep, 18 2009 @ 12:20 AM
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This is the same part of the world that donated their children as guinea pigs (12000 or so I heard?) for the untested swine flu inoculation...

something in the water there no doubt - big TV screens too I'm betting...someone should wake these sheep up!



posted on Sep, 18 2009 @ 12:29 AM
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That is odd. What are they teaching in school if not rote memorization? Everyone knows Francis McGovern was the first and best President of all time.



posted on Sep, 18 2009 @ 12:36 AM
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Originally posted by mental modulator
Well who cares, Abraham Lincoln has been dead for like a thousand years now.


I saw that and LOL'd out of my chair.


 

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posted on Sep, 18 2009 @ 12:37 AM
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Originally posted by watchZEITGEISTnow
This is the same part of the world that donated their children as guinea pigs (12000 or so I heard?) for the untested swine flu inoculation...

something in the water there no doubt - big TV screens too I'm betting...someone should wake these sheep up!


That my friend, is called Darwinism


In my school, I had to memorize every single president, aced the test only because I had a good teacher.

But wow, how fast the names go away.

Noone knows who John Tyler is anymore...

But if you want to learn about Franklin Pierce I have a video in my sig.

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posted on Sep, 18 2009 @ 12:39 AM
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I find this... hard to believe.

I mean, I wasn't in school that long ago.

When we were in 2nd or 3rd grade, we had to learn all of the presidents, in order. In middle school, we had to do it again. In high school, we had to memorize their party affiliations, legislation they had passed, international and domestic affairs they were involved with, and what years they were president for.

Granted, I was in gifted classes through middle school and was in the IB program in high school, but have our public schools failed that much in a little over a decade?

I think there's either something terribly wrong with Oklahoma, or a large portion of the students purposefully messed up the test just to get it over with quicker. Perhaps if they made the students re-take the quiz, and made it count for a grade, the results would be slightly more... on par with the rest of the country.

Anyone from OK care to comment on the (intelligence?) of the population there?



posted on Sep, 18 2009 @ 12:43 AM
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I bet not one of them can name who the first prince elector and treasurer was!



posted on Sep, 18 2009 @ 12:44 AM
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I haven't lived in OK for about 10 years, but my nephew who is in first grade can tell me who the first president was.

I'm leaning towards this test was given to students who didn't see any need to do well on it and was doing the ABACADABA method.

I would still like to know which district this test was given. If it was the lower end schools in OKC then I can almost promise this test was blown off.



posted on Sep, 18 2009 @ 12:46 AM
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Originally posted by The Killah29

Originally posted by mental modulator
Well who cares, Abraham Lincoln has been dead for like a thousand years now.


I saw that and LOL'd out of my chair.


I can't stop laughing. # a little pee.


 

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posted on Sep, 18 2009 @ 12:52 AM
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Originally posted by jd140
If it was given mainly in OK city then I'm not suprised.


If it were any HS in the US, besides a rich suburb, I wouldn't be surprised.

Call me an elitist, but the common man isn't very bright. Compounded with the public education system, it's expected.

Back around 2005-2006, I remember seeing polls where 30% of US adults couldn't name the current vice president!

IMO it's by design. The establishment has their agenda. Can't remember his name, but a highly influentical academia type from around the late 19th/early 20th century wrote some highly damning essays on how to keep the common people in line. This person had a major role to play in shaping the public education system as we know it today.

Some of the problem is cultural. I have no doubt HS students are less informed of basic topics like mathematics or US history, than past generations. People are lazy and spoil their kids. Too much tv and videogames will rot the mind. We didn't get away with 1/5 of the stuff back in the day.


It blows me away how few people actually still read books.
Jefferson warned us against a dumbed down electorate.

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posted on Sep, 18 2009 @ 01:07 AM
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No, it was a trick question (sort of). The actual question was given by some one, who has an accent, and that threw every one off.

The "actual" question was; "Who, was the worst President of the USA?", see how easy an accent can throw off the test results.




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posted on Sep, 18 2009 @ 01:10 AM
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Well damn don't hold us in suspense! Who was the worse president? Was it Hypothetical-Sarah-Palin?



posted on Sep, 18 2009 @ 01:12 AM
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So all the kids naturally penciled in "GWB" didn't they?

Well, at least they got the "George" part right!

Those crazy rambunctious little curmudgeons



On a more serious note, WTF?!?!
Public education in this country is a joke. I wasn't in High School THAT long ago, and if it were to come out that someone in my school didn't know who the first POTUS was, they would've been harassed to no end.

Apparently it's even COOLER now to be a complete and utter moron in school eh?

Luckily not all kids will conform to what is "cool". Some of those "nerds" will probably turn out to be quite lovely adults.
Alright, now i'm just clearly trying to convince myself because these children will be running the country one day.

IF there's anything left to run anyhow.



posted on Sep, 18 2009 @ 01:14 AM
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Originally posted by L.HAMILTON


As pathetic as this seems , it doesn't surprise me that today's youth in school are slowly being indoctrinated into a socialistic view of government


Oh by all means do elaborate on how this statistic is evidence of a socialist indoctrination...



posted on Sep, 18 2009 @ 01:24 AM
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I thought everyone knew that Civics isn't about government, it's about putting big spoilers on Hondas so they go faster.


But seriously, it does say a lot about the current situation with public education.



posted on Sep, 18 2009 @ 01:27 AM
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Originally posted by L.HAMILTON


As pathetic as this seems , it doesn't surprise me that today's youth in school are slowly being indoctrinated into a socialistic view of government. In order to accomplish this agenda , the history of this nation along with the Constitution must be forgotten. This is another piece of evidence of the NWO at work.

www.news9.com
(visit the link for the full news article)


Wow!

Really? You want to blame dumb kids on a socialist agenda?

I think that's rather far reaching of a statement if you ask me.




posted on Sep, 18 2009 @ 01:28 AM
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LOL!


Hey Sweden, that's the place where all those little knives come from right?


 

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