It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
I guess I spend to much time in the low brow threads but this is honestly the first I've seen of "drivel". Now that I've mentioned it, I'm confident you'll run across "dribble". It'll catch your eye, like some sort of 11:11 phenomenon.
Originally posted by Raist
reply to post by 23refugee
I cannot believe that is the first time you have seen it on ATS. I have seen it several times and even used the word myself a few times.
I thought it was common knowledge the word was drivel. It should not make me proud that I know this word, but if what you say is true that puts me on the upper half of the worlds population (I did not even think I was that smart).
Originally posted by IgnoranceIsntBlisss
Originally posted by Totalstranger
public schools are becoming like a great big babysitter who lets the kids do whatever they want.
And people scoffed and ridiculed when Ron Paul got on TV and said we need to end the Department of Education.
These graphs begin when the Dept. of Education was founded.
Originally posted by projectvxn
reply to post by the_0bserver85
I'm a green card American as well. Will be a citizen later this year. I know how you feel, but before you blame them, remember that the DOE, the teacher's union, and the schools themselves are highly politicized. These people were propagandized into stupidity and ignorance.
Remember that being a nerd, or even just intelligent, is looked down upon because of media influences. Few ever become anything more than cows... But at least it isn't 74 percent.