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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 @ 01:40 AM
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Originally posted by HunkaHunka

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



Far reaching indeed.... right to the crux of the matter.




posted on Sep, 18 2009 @ 01:41 AM
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Originally posted by mpriebe81
reply to post by abecedarian
 


LOL!


Hey Sweden, that's the place where all those little knives come from right?
nah, it's sugar, so you can sweden things like iced tea.


 

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posted on Sep, 18 2009 @ 01:45 AM
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posted on Sep, 18 2009 @ 01:46 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.



I don't follow your logic at all... How exactly are kids in Oklahoma not knowing that George Washington was the first president and "socialistic indoctrination, related?

Obama has only been in office a short time and I am willing to bet these same kids did not know who the first president was before they even heard of Obama... This is NOT a socialism issue. This is an education problem.


Forgive me here but I just do not see a single bit of logic in your proposed connection between the two...



posted on Sep, 18 2009 @ 02:12 AM
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Doesn't surprise me in the least. Here's why!



What did Gore Vidal call it?.. Ahh yes.. The United States of Amnesia.

IRM



posted on Sep, 18 2009 @ 02:17 AM
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As pathetic as this seems


... some people think it's important to know.

Why does it matter?



posted on Sep, 18 2009 @ 02:22 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)


"Socialistic view of government"? What does socialism have to do with horrible schools and ignorant children?



posted on Sep, 18 2009 @ 02:24 AM
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Sorry. Didn't realize you beat me to the punch with the whole "socialistic view of government" thing.


Edit - and not just you. a couple of the others here caught that. Seriously, you know that most socialist countries probably have better schools than we do. We're not socialist, just stupid and uneducated, apparently.
USA! USA! USA!

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posted on Sep, 18 2009 @ 02:30 AM
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hmm ......... i have seen several of these so called " studies " - and on closer examination - they are UTTER TWADDLE

they are never a realistic snap shot of the population - as a ` popular ` trick is to run a " pre screen " test - and the ones that score lowest on that are then used as the alleged ` representative sample

they say ` 75% of OK students ` - but what they really mean is 75% of the people they selected to take the test - a massive and dishonest difference

PS - i scored 8 out of 10 - and as i am in the UK , dont feel embarrased that i didnt know the term a senator is elected for , or the number of SOCUS justices



posted on Sep, 18 2009 @ 04:57 AM
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what? i thought the president was the manager of the world. i was wrong. its a job like you get at walmart. with free training and stuff. the president is a man with a loud talker.



posted on Sep, 18 2009 @ 05:04 AM
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The 1st President of the colonies was in fact John Hanson 1715-1783

George Washington was definitely not the first President of the United States. He was the first President of the United States under the Constitution you follow today. And the first seven Presidents are forgotten in history.

Valorian

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posted on Sep, 18 2009 @ 05:15 AM
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In theory, it was Peyton Randolph. The first President of the Continental Congress of the United States - the first national government during the American revolution.



posted on Sep, 18 2009 @ 07:35 AM
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Beat me to it.
Lol at two people from UK knowing this and some people from US not knowing ****!



posted on Sep, 18 2009 @ 08:05 AM
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Not surprising.

Last year my niece was studying for her history finals and was going over the amendments to the constitution. I forget exactly what she said but she was studying # 11 - 23.

I asked what happened to 1 - 10, you know, the bill of rights?

I was told that they didn't have to learn them, it wasn't on the test.



posted on Sep, 18 2009 @ 08:17 AM
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We have presidents?


I thought those old dudes were like restaurant managers...

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posted on Sep, 18 2009 @ 08:52 AM
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mmm - go figure that :-)


 

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posted on Sep, 18 2009 @ 09:14 AM
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Originally posted by mpriebe81
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*snip*


No, that's Switzerland, Swiss knives and all that. Sweden is about 3000 km north of there.


On topic: I blame multiple choice tests for that poll result, although I'm not sure it was a multiple choice test. But I heard a long time ago that the the US education system uses them a lot.


 


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posted on Sep, 18 2009 @ 09:24 AM
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Originally posted by infinite
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In theory, it was Peyton Randolph. The first President of the Continental Congress of the United States - the first national government during the American revolution.


Nice theory, but I would argue that at that time the USA were not a sovereign and independent nation yet. That happened only after the revolutionary war was won. And history as taught in Europe at least tells us that George Washington was the first US President.



posted on Sep, 18 2009 @ 09:35 AM
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Originally posted by WalterRatlos

Originally posted by infinite
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In theory, it was Peyton Randolph. The first President of the Continental Congress of the United States - the first national government during the American revolution.


Nice theory, but I would argue that at that time the USA were not a sovereign and independent nation yet. That happened only after the revolutionary war was won. And history as taught in Europe at least tells us that George Washington was the first US President.


I'll point you towards a post created by someone a few days ago...
www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Sep, 18 2009 @ 11:35 AM
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Originally posted by drwizardphd
Anyone from OK care to comment on the (intelligence?) of the population there?


I'm from OK and it's simple, trust me, though the study is done in Oklahoma, these results could likely be duplicated in alot of places.

Oklahoma is in the Bible belt.

Everyone there is highly religious, well actually, highly Christian. Other religions are looked down upon, and there are few congregations outside of the word of Jesus.

It's a heavily Republican state, interested in things such as Creationism.

They vote hard line conservative and believe themselves to have conservative "values," though what those values are beyond greedlust for money, I don't know.

People are taught not to think, not to ask questions, certainly never to question authority.

Schools are no longer places of education, nor were they ever in America. From the beginning they have been child prisons to indoctrinate students and teach them to do pointless busywork in their awful jobs later on in life.

Nobody is encouraged to learn or think. People here are one dimensional.

I am not trying to bash Oklahoma, like I said, I was born and raised there myself after all and still have plenty of family there.

But you surprisingly will not find people too interested in learning when it's been beaten into them to shut up and never ask questions about anything, the law, religion, the government, the media, etcetera.

It's depressing, but the study's results speak for itself.




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