I'm not too sure fluoride is the culprit behind the "dumbing down" of the US.
Why? Hell, I drink the tap water and have been for years. My family does. I havent noticed any change in any of us, and we still can see the
stupidity and idiocracy growing all around us. Not to sound like I'm tooting my horn, or bragging about being smarter than others, but, I do see
people getting dumber, and yet we can still see it and still my grades nor my brother's grades have been affected. I still score highly on tests,
police tests, employment tests, etc. So if there is some suspicion of fluoride or chemicals in the water, I have serious doubts about it.
I think it has more to do with the erosion of morals, dissolution of the family unit, encouraging laziness and enabling the "gimmie something for
nothin" mentality. Look at our television "shows". How many "talent" shows do we need? How many "reality" shows do we need? How many "dating"
shows do we need? Do we need to be bombarded everyday about Kim Kardashian's wedding, or how we are idolizing stupidity in Hollywood? Education is
taking a back seat to "social" studies. No one is teaching science, math, hell even history. Here in Chicago, 20% of high school grads are ready for
college. 20% !!!!!!!! Is that because of some nefarious chemicals in the water? I doubt it. Common sense is longer used, at all. Take a closer
look at our education system. Teachers dont teach, students dont wanna learn, parents dont give a darn, and they expect them to learn?Some are no
longer requiring SATs. And then when they want to extend the school day by an hour and a half, the teachers all cry out in unison: "well, we need
more money!!!" Hey! How about seeing some results in the test scores first? How about instead of 20% of high school students ready for college,
lets see 50% at least. 75% would be better.
I can tell you with certainty, it aint somethin in the water. It is a little more complicated than that.
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