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Originally posted by 00018GE
Get your union involved.
Originally posted by Gazrok
We are raising a generation of ignorant people (that is different from idiots)...and it isn't their fault. It isn't that they aren't smart. They simply aren't being taught right at some point (or many points).
Take my stepson for example. He's a bright kid. I can tell. But, it is like they never learned how to properly do math.
He couldn't do 20 x 24 in his head to save his life. Huh?
2 x 24 = 48, put the 0 on the end = 480. How hard is that?
It is just that they were never taught that WAY to do it. I think they called it "new math" when we were kids....when my grandfather just called it common sense. Maybe it is because we all walk around with a calculator? (cell phone). Still, I can do a lot in my head before they even go to the app on their phone. Why shouldn't they learn this stuff?
Again though, smart kids....they simply aren't shown these kinds of things that all of us learned. I'm teaching him on it now though, even though he's 18 and out of school. Still no excuse not to know this stuff. I mean, ask a kid to tell you how much a $50 jacket is if it is 10% off. We'll tell you $45 without even batting an eye. Kids now would still be figuring it out (if they weren't allowed to use their cell phones)