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On the most recent nationwide science test in the United States, about a third of fourth-graders (aged 9 to 10) and a fifth of high school seniors (aged 16 to 18) scored at or above the proficiency level, according to results released on Tuesday. Only one or two students out of every 100 displayed the level of mastery that the federal panel governing the tests defines as advanced, the government said.
Originally posted by ruffagii
Stop accusing kids with ADD and forcing some crazy prescription drugs for profit, stop fluoriding the water, rewrite the rules and definition of "child abuse" because many kids abuse these rights to get back at parents, kids need to be spanked at young ages to learn how to respect the elders, let the kids play outside, interact with other kids and away from mainstream crap such as disney channel, MTV etc, kids are kids they are fresh and eager to learn let the nature handle the rest, just dont interfere with them with the unnecessary corruption of young minds stated above! Oh yea and switch from TV nanny to Yourself nanny
Originally posted by DragonTattooz
What he said.
Except I'm still not convinced on the flouride thing.
Originally posted by JayTee
reply to post by 2manyquestions
Everyone can't be a scientist nor do they want to be one. I used to want to be one but now that I know all of the bs involved in being one and all of the hoops that I'd have to go through, I say to hell with it. I'll let others do all of that stuff. I'm going to enjoy life, not try to pick apart it's mechanics. Oh yea, I forgot to mention that most public schools deprive children of true creativity and force them to set of standardized conformity. Learning doesn't have to take place at a school. A degree is just a piece of paper showing how long you've sat in class wishing you could explore the world and live life.
Originally posted by EssenSieMich
Stupid like this?
Where are we going wrong? Is it the parents? The teachers? The kids? One could argue that a child starts with a blank slate. What it learns, it learns from its' environment. Any rules and responsibilities it learns, it learns from its' parents and other authority figures. Why are these kids not learning? Schools have become the social network where they get to display their $200.00 sneakers, short skirts, the latest technology in phones, ipods and the like. They're not interested in learning, they're there to socialize. What's worse is that they come home, and parents don't take an interest in what it is their kids are learning. They don't check up on them to make sure they did their homework or prepared for the next exam. They let them go out, stay out late, sit at the computer or watch TV all night. They watch shows like Glee, Skins, Pretty Little Liars, The O.C., 90210,... and what do these shows have in common? They focus on fashion, popularity, wealth, sex, deceit, drug use, eating disorders and breaking the law.
Originally posted by muzzleflash
This is nothing new, and it's not just America.
If you think humans in the past were "smarter", you are a perfect example of the thread, imho.
If you think humans in other geographic locations are somehow smarter, you are a perfect example of the thread, imho.
This is a problem that has always affected the human race since day 1.
The truth is that humans are better educated on average today than ever before in history, world wide.
Take a look through a History book. There are only a few examples of intelligent people per each era.
In today's world, there are countless examples of intelligent people which far outnumber that of the past. America included.
This is just an example of focusing on the negative, blowing it out of proportion while ignoring historical evidence, and exaggerating it. It's sensationalized and not exactly accurate at all.edit on 27-1-2011 by muzzleflash because: (no reason given)