I'll start this off, with my own response to said topic, and end with a conspiracy.
Thirty-three percent of respondents couldn't pinpoint Louisiana on a map.
*Raises Hand* I can do this, I can so name this one, although 35% of respondents couldn't find this place on a map, one year after a huge hurricane
hit it.... although I have asked people around me, which state was hit by Katrina... only about one answered Louisiana... I was suprised...
Fewer than three in 10 think it important to know the locations of countries in the news and just 14 percent believe speaking another language is a
This, this was actually better then I thought, at least some have a little ambition there!
Still shocking that anyone could answer... no. Well heck, these are the voters!
Two-thirds didn't know that the earthquake that killed 70,000 people in October 2005 occurred in Pakistan.
Hell, I'll give em this one, I didn't know either.
Six in 10 could not find Iraq on a map of the Middle East.
I could find it, but we should rejoice that more then half could find it right!!!
Forty-seven percent could not find the Indian subcontinent on a map of Asia.
Seventy-five percent were unable to locate Israel on a map of the Middle East.
Well I couldn't find it, so I'll give em that one.
Nearly three-quarters incorrectly named English as the most widely spoken native language.
Six in 10 did not know the border between North and South Korea is the most heavily fortified in the world.
Thirty percent thought the most heavily fortified border was between the United States and Mexico.
30% actually thought the most fortified border was between the US and Mexico....?
Seriously... makes me either question the test, or people very greatly!
Oh and this was in 2006...
The United States is failing to develop the math skills of both girls and boys, especially among those who could excel at the highest levels, a new
study asserts, and girls who do succeed in the field are almost all immigrants or the daughters of immigrants from countries where mathematics is more
All this right here tells me, isn't that another race is smarter, just that they care more!!! You can be smart as hell, but if you don't care,
you'll end up the dumbest.
A major reason, according to the study, is that American culture does not highly value talent in math, and so discourages girls — and boys, for
that matter — from excelling in the field.
Well, from my viewpoint, bias maybe, Americans, see the world, as A garden of eden, where all the other countries want them to be miserable to, and
the only thing that will bring you success, is making an ass out of yourself on american idol, watching american idol, becoming a rockstar, or actor.
But nowhere in there, is intelligence held to any value.
For me, it seems, that if we didn't point out the genius, or intellectual in movies as the geek, the outcast, the friggin lepor. Then we would have
more of a society that was *gasp* smart.
But as it is, a Dumb American, Is a Good American.
If TPTB, can keep up ignorant (Racism, Terrorism, Sexism) and focus on the ignorant topics, then we can't get bored, and focus on, say 'math,
science, foreign relations, the administration, politics'.
For those who become parents, coming from, a non parent, but just simply, a child, (will always be a child lol) whatever you do, make intelligence
My parent, took the stance of there are different religions, different politics, different everything. Pick, and Choose, at your own time, But
whatever you do, broaden your horizons. She was bias, but to no avail I tell you!
I figure the best outcome of a change, would be for the administration to actually do something helpful, but not only is that probable, it's not
Now, the thing for me is, I hated my teachers, loathed them, felt they loathed me also.
Now some... had good reason to in foresight.
But all in all, when I looked back, each one, yes every one, wanted only for me to know more, and I'll be damned if I didn't take advantage of that,
and I'm still redeeming!
As all kids, I just wanted to be popular, got that. Doesn't really matter after high school and college, unless you know the right people, which is
fairly rare, and if you have big dreams, is even more rare!
The best shot you got, is being intelligent!
We've got to shatter the illusion TPTB shed, of You can win the Lotto, Anyone can be a Actor/Actress, You can be the Next Top Model, You can be
Because with a huge amount of america being obese, next top model or anything but the lotto, isn't really in all honesty, a possibility!
Any ideas on how we can change the future, by helping the youth by changing their priorities, or just let it go with a trial and fail attitude.