Sad Video: High School students can’t answer basic questions

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Every so often these types of videos pop up, but this video is one of the more stunningly sad you’ll ever see in this genre. From thinking the Vice President of the United States is Bin Laden to naming a country that starts with the letter U (‘Europe?’) this video is shocking – namely because these are the kids who will one day be running America. Scary.

“I think there’s a problem in this nation. We keep talking about we’ve got to fix our schools. No, no. We have to have a real frank conversation with what our schools are really like,” Glenn said. ” This is from Washington State. This is one of the students saying, what I wanted to do is I wanted to see if — how dumb my fellow students were. Did anybody have any idea about American history at all?”

Watch the video below:

“This is by design,” Glenn said.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Welcome to the fulfillment of the Progressive agenda. They need us to be dumb, lazy and docile sheep; so that is what we are being made into, and led to the slaughter.

  • Anonymous

    What a colossal waste. Folks, this is what all the tax money, programs, Union bargaining, fight for salaries, city hall discussions, computers, technology, and new buildings produces. Some of the students of this system will be our future politicians, doctors, layers, “advisors”, “Jay Walkers” AND teachers.

    We can’t give our students an education, we can only provide the opportunity to learn. The best opportunities are not given away, they’re worked for.

  • mdkrause

    This what happens in public schools.  History isn’t important anymore.  That’s why it’s so easy to repeat massive crimes against humanity like the holocaust.

    Hey didn’t Obama say we have to re-write history????

    If you think this is bad check out in Minnesota a school  that had problems with 5th graders with a game called  “Rape Tag”    Throw God out of everything and you expect things to go well. haha good luck.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tony-Burnham/1779318888 Tony Burnham

    Thank you Department of Education for making our kids dumber since 1979.  You SUCK!!!

  • Anonymous

    History is too politically incorrect to teach anymore.

  • http://twitter.com/CHorsey Carrie M

    This is what our (at least) $15,000/year PER STUDENT gets us.  No wonder parents want the freedom to send their kids to private schools.  It also explains why the government refuses to allow parents that freedom.  Sheesh.

  • Anonymous

    It’s not only history- it’s geography, science, mathematics and many other subjects in the context of history. For example: Why are our borders with Canada and Mexico the way they are?

  • Anonymous

    Glad I home school!

  • Anonymous

    It’s depressing. I remember my honors high school gov’t class in 9th grade and in one of the best schools in one of the best counties in one of the better states for education (Maryland) out of the 25 or so of us who at the start of the semester took the US citizenship test (for fun, it wasn’t graded), I was the only one to pass it. 

  • Anonymous

    God help us.  

  • Anonymous

    teenagers attending public schools particularly are dumbasses. I didn’t like to be around teens when I was one, honestly. this video is sad. 

  • http://www.swehes.com Hans-Erik

    Wrote a discussion blog about this on my blog site. I’m not a citizen of the USA (yet) but I have looked and studied the questions given to become a citizen. I would pass it. A thought I have is that there should be an Amendment to the constitution that says that you need to pass the naturalizations test to be eligble to vote.

  • http://twitter.com/CVHulagirl Cheri Villberg

    Why bother sending these kids to school!
     

  • Anonymous

    An electorate that can vote in an unqualified and unvetted “community organizer” as president has also produced an uneducated generation of idiot-kids in an over-priced educational system that indoctrinates socialism and dependence on the government to care for this product of misspent sperm and ova.
    …………gotta go, “American Idol” is on the boob tube.

  • Anonymous

    If you’ve ever seen the “Jaywalking” segment on the Jay Leno show, you probably didn’t find this at all surprising. In fact, I was surprised that some of the kids knew as much as they did, especially the girl in the gray shirt, who didn’t do too badly. I guess I’ve seen “Jaywalking” so many times that I’ve come to expect people not to know a whole lot, which when you come right down it is actually pretty sad. Our educational system is nothing like it once was.

    The thing that really bothers me about the Jaywalking segment is that the kids are made to feel like celebrities because they’re on television, and they don’t care how foolish they look, thinking it’s all a big joke. They even have a “Battle of the Jaywalk All Stars”, where you get these really ignorant kids (and young adults) playing against each other and you get to see how bad our educational system has really become. The kids in Glenn’s video actually looked pretty educated next to the people selected for “Jaywalking”.

  • Anonymous

    Doesn’t surprise me at all…my youngest graduated three years ago and at the party we had for him and all his many friends, they were talking about being excited to vote for Obama.  For some reason I got involved and started giving them a fun little quiz.  After just finishing a whole year of US government, only one could tell me what the three branches of our government were not the president, his cabinet and his court!  Most believed me when I said that Sarah Palin was going to be his VP and were thrilled she would be our SECOND female VP!!!!!  They had no clue that I was making fun of them!  And it obviously has not improved in the last three years…I suspect Obama will have many more ignorant students lining up to vote for him again in 2012.

  • Anonymous

    Because of my employment I visit nearly 600 high schools a year nationwide.  The educational philosophy, curriculum and testing is dumbed down to a point of realizing our children, who are bright and eager to learn, are being “numbed-down” intellectually.  Why?  I believe for two reasons.  First, educators are required to teach to the level of the least prepared and least capable student in the classroom and, Second, the curricullum has been rewritten to satisfy those who seek control and despise the history of this nation and what it truly stands for, i.e., the only true bastian of freedom in the world.  I’ve been in school districts where 50% of the girls are pregnant and have 1 to 3 children before they graduate (if they do). These same students come from mostly, one parent households and look for the welfare money to support their children and their habits.  Most of them have less than a 4th grade reading level, as verified by counselors in that district.  They have been “Socialized” to the point that they no longer have any desire or thought of urgency to make something of themselves; contributors to society.  Their main goal is to get the welfare check from a governmental society corrupt with socialism for the past 50 to 100 years.  These same students are now 4th and 5th generation welfare recipients.  It doesn’t take more than the sense of a soda cracker to know which political philosophy engenders dependency on the Federal, State and Local Governments.  I’ve put my arms around counselors who break down and weep because they have little if anything to turn to, to change the system.  They spend most of their days disciplining, where allowed to, the students for whom they have stewardship.  I’ve hired teachers who left the New York City School system because they weren’t allowed to discipline students and who feared for their lives.  The same situation exists in Detroit and other similar metropolitan areas.  Our schools are becoming a training ground for indolence, stupidity, and governmental dependency for daily sustenance and anti-intellectual breeding.  I could write a book on what I’ve experienced for the past 45 years in education; but, most of it would be negative.  My association with educators nationwide, for the most part, has been positive.  However, these same people feel absolutely helpless because they are not allowed to teach the truth about history, science, language arts or any other discipline.  They, to keep employed, teach the “numb-them-down” philosophy as dictated by the Feds and too many state and local governments and; above all the NEA and other such organizations.  Teachers unions have had nothing but a corruptible almost contemptible affect both financially and morally upon those for whom they are supposed to serve. May God help us, but he won’t unless we help ourselves first!

  • http://www.heritage.org/ Make’em Stop

    Our liberal teachers and professors sure do a good job… don’t they. Damn unions!  How embarrassing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-Ritter/1054601272 James Ritter

    And they want MORE MONEY

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LBC6VWQXI27SU75A3IBJAIJ5S4 k

    This is even sadder. 
    Cassanova McKinzy spurned Clemson because he thought that it didn’t have a chick-fil-A.
    What’s really important to a college football athlete
    when choosing the right school? Location, academics, the ability to
    start early?  How about a school’s proximity to Chick-fil-A?

    That’s apparently what swayed Birmingham, Ala., linebacker Cassanova McKinzy
    from Clemson to Auburn. When McKinzy visited the Clemson campus, there
    was no Chick-fil-A in sight, and that just wasn’t acceptable.

    “[It was] kind of the environment and plus they had no Chick-fil-A on campus,” McKinzy said when asked why he didn’t choose Clemson
    Had he done a little research, he would ave found out that they did have a chick-fil-A on campus.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaaf-dr-saturday/cassanova-mckinzy-spurned-clemson-because-didn-t-chick-015506961.html

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-Ritter/1054601272 James Ritter

    And the department of education and teachers union want’s MORE MONEY

  • Anonymous

    No Child Left Behind = Every Child Held Back.

  • Anonymous

    I am an older woman, age 78 and I am so disheartened by what our kids are NOT learning.  It is sad to watch and I too feel sorry for out country if these are our future LEADERS..  Let’s go back to firing teachers who don’t teach…get rid of most of the administrators…and PRAY

  • Anonymous

    I definitely think you should have to pass something like the naturalization test to vote. That would, however, require a constitutional amendment and, of course, every lib in the country would scream that it was racism. The biggest problem we have in our electoral process is people making uninformed choices. I worry that our constitution will not survive more than about ten more years. If OBama is reelected, it won’t survive three. It has already been reinterpreted almost out of existence. Were it not for conservative senators and congressmen (of whom there are too few) holding the line, I believe it would be gone already.

  • DixieGeek

    This video is good for one thing; amusing dinner conversation. I am always suspect of these videos. First, the kid doing the video had an agenda – To show how ignorant some of his classmates are. If you set out to prove something like this, its easy to accomplish, if by no other means, than by asking people to play dumb. Do you believe that he actually sought out the students he knew would be able to answer the questions? It wouldn’t have been nearly as entertaining if he had.

    However, I have no doubt that there are students this dumb. Heck, there were students this dumb when I was in school 30+ years ago, I can still name them, and you know what? They’re still this dumb. That doesn’t mean that ALL the students in my class were like this. In fact, just the opposite.

    I know adults my age who can’t answer these questions. I know adults who were adults when I was a kid who couldn’t answer these same questions when they were my current age and they still can’t answer them today.

    This video means nothing. It’s amusing, but it has no bearing on the state of the knowlege of young people as a whole.

  • Huss Family

    That’s because we’re so busy teaching transgender studies and La Raza studies.  Go diversity and tolerance. Politically Correct and Stupefied and Diversified we…FAIL. 

  • Anonymous

    Perhaps if the kids were smarter we wouldn’t have $14 Trillion debt. If the kids got smarter we could eliminate the debt. We’re not getting smarter.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1603796693 Danielle R Vargason

    when I was in high school (during  the stone age) we couldn’t graduate unless we passed a Constitution test…..what happened to that?   sadness

  • Anonymous

    Not fair. No motivation. You should’ve offered a prize. Girls especially have pressure to play dumb. Nice video to watch!

  • Anonymous

    Admittedly, I immediately thought “Uraguay, Uganda” when the “U” country was asked, I guess the question lends itself to the assumption “foreign country”.  However, if I didn’t immediately think of the ones I did, I don’t know if I’d think of saying U.S…. who knows….

    It is a sad, sad condition for our country with kids that, as far as I know, are still required to be taught U.S. History, can’t even answer the most basic and easy stuff…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joel-Wright/1648984534 Joel Wright

    Yay!  I’m so happy kids just five years younger than me are educated so well.  Cream of the crop, right?  I saw a post that says you have to pass the naturalization test to vote.  Brilliant!

  • http://twitter.com/VikRubenfeld Vik Rubenfeld

    The government is preventing the schools from teaching anything.

  • Anonymous

    The sad thing is through the shows they watch and the people they idolize, they believe it’s cool to be that stupid. I blame the parents as much as the teachers.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sam-Patterson/1609942202 Sam Patterson

    I love the NEA  this is exactly WHY Obama won in 08

  • Anonymous

    TAUGHT SCHOOL UNTIL 2009–IT’S PATHETIC–EVEN IF YOU SPOON FEED THEM  IT DOESN’T MATTER —SOMETIMES YOU JUST CAN’T FIX STUPID.

  • Anonymous

    @DixieGeek: You are a product of precisely the problem being discussed here.  It is no wonder at all that you do not find the lack of general knowledge among people these days unusual.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sam-Patterson/1609942202 Sam Patterson

     AMEN Hans    AND own property and PAY taxes both   if you are on Food Stamps, welfare or ANY kind of Govt assistance, can’t VOTE

  • Will Prowell

    Why do people think that the government, and especially the federal government, is the prime cause of poor education? If you want to blame a government, it should probably be at the state level. But the real issue lies with the educators themselves: parents first, and teachers second. If you want a teacher to teach well, then hire competent teachers and compensate them appropriately. Education improves. Get rid of “standardized” education. Education improves.

    As it stands, the main issue lies in incompetent teachers (which is a college-education problem) and unmotivated teachers (which is a salary problem). Fix those, and your idiot children will start to improve.

  • Anonymous

    Jim,

    You hit the nail on the head.  It’s a rather pathetic situation.

    Ken

  • Anonymous

    appalling. and they all act like it’s cute to be stupid.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZXQSDNBT3POK3P2VLPKVWAOQDY Anonymous

    Sunday school was originally brought about to teach reading to people (to read the Bible, primarily) who couldn’t otherwise attend school during the week.  This was before child labor laws.  I propose that churches go back to that same sort of idea, just teach them what they’re not being taught in the public schools, especially in terms of US history.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FEF3XARRF2XRA3BFHZ3ZIWQXSU randy

    Incredible,huh?.Welcome to our future.Those of us who still can ought to do whatever we can to thrawt this onslaught of stupidity.I thought more poeple were waking up every day.I sure hope so,or this will be our norm.Where weill we be then?

  • Anonymous

    I fear we have no future, if this collection of students will not have what is needed to live as adults

  • Anonymous

    Ralph,

    Very eloquently said.

    Ken

  • Anonymous

    This is so sad!  And as the parent of one of these kids I would be so embarrassed and upset that my kid couldn’t answer some of the most simple of questions about our country.  Then again, thats half the problem, parents who just expect a corrupt public education system to do all the work and put no vested time into their kids education.  I have 3 kids in the public school system (unfortunately) – but I’m proud to say my kids (17, 14, 10) could have answered any of those questions.  Why?  Because we invest time and effort into our kids and teach them what the schools fail.  My 17 yr old is in the Natl Honor Society, straight A student, and knows more about our government then most adults.  Sadly, she won’t be able to vote in November.  And our 14 yr old is following the same path.  All is not lost in this country – there are kids out there who will be the future leaders – and they can tell you how many stars are on our Flag.

  • Anonymous

    I quizzed my 12 year old immediately, and he knew almost all of these answers!

  • Anonymous

    Teaching starts with parents. School teachers either have a calling to pass on their great knowledge,  or just want a job. Whatever. Their hands are tied in the public system. when the federal gov’t get their hands in it, and parents let them. They all work on my dime and I am the boss. You’re Fired!! is their fear; so vote the head honchos responsible out, or more sht, different day. 

    May God have mercy on us all.

  • Anonymous

    I was born and raised in Washington state, and after watching this I’m extra thankful that I was homeschooled!  My husband and I are now homeschooling our own kids, and they’ll be able to answer all those questions and more!  (I just asked my 6-year-old how many stars are on the American flag, and he said ’50!’)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1301600445 Donna Stuller

    It’s sad that half the kids in America wouldn’t pass the citizenship test.. this video made me laugh, but yet again, it made me sad…

  • Huss Family

    hear that Ruth Bader Ginsberg just advised Egypt on writing a new constitution – she said, whatever you do don’t use ours as a model..it’s outmoded…and these are the people sworn to uphold our Constitution?

  • mdkrause

    Let’s get Obama & Biden and Pelosi, and see how they would do with this test?

  • Anonymous

    Dear parents….those of you with an ear to hear, get your head out of that bottle of complacency.  You true addicts, get your azz to rehab, PLEASE. Our grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren are depending on you.  Thanks.

  • http://PalinsDirtyLittleSecret.blogspot.com/ UStyrannyClick4Proof

    Question 1 Who is the president?
    Answer Obama
    -Wrong!

    We have no president just an actor. Unelected officials have taken over Washington and are orchestrating the daily news. There was a coup. Sarah Palin was planted as McCain’s running mate with ZERO intentions of winning. The real story is leaked at the link in my user name. And government posters dominating the online conversation do not want this leaking out, so if you read it, share it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/mlynwalker Michelle Walker

    Utopia! I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry.  I think many young people already live there. 

  • Anonymous

    Wow!  Did obama go to that school, too (57 states)?  As a parent, if these nitwits were mine, I be ashamed.  This is 5th grade stuff!! 

    Now, seriously, the scary part is that we have voting adults in the same IQ bracket as these morons.  Any wonder America is in the state of decline that it is?

  • Anonymous

    Hans-Erik:  I do hope that you will become an American citizen soon!!  We’ve an election coming up and I sense a person with competence and wisdom. Come to America and help us – we don’t seem to be able to do it alone. God help us.

  • Anonymous

    Doggone, if we could just have them have to pass a drug test before . . .. .

  • http://www.swehes.com Hans-Erik

     I am sure working on it. Have been here for a while now so I should. Sadly stuck in So Cal. Although in probably one of the more conservative counties down here… Working on setting up my business though. Going to help businesses with Social Media!

  • Anonymous

    Not surprising to me. My daughter is a middle school teacher in  a low income school. Much of the blame can be put on the parents. Too many of them only use school for babysitting their kids.  One story, a paper was assigned to her students that accounted for 40% of their semester grade. She kept asking “Johnny” ‘are you doing OK, do you need any help, it counts for 40% of your grade etc. etc.’ numerous times & he would ALWAYS answer Yes I’m fine, no I don’t need help.When the paper was due he didn’t turn one in. He admitted finally he had not  worked on it  after a few days it was assigned. Mind you my daughter would help any student on her own time &  is  a favorite among the students as she is fair & they know she cares. So upset she called ‘Johnnys’  Mom. When ’Mom” answered she told her whom she was & told her that she had no option but to fail ‘Johnny ‘ for the semester & explained why.  His Mom’s answer….. now I’m changing the four letter word from the ‘s’ word to crap. The Mom’s answer was  ” And you think I give a Crap???”  and hung up.  This is so indicative of the attitude of too many parents. And likely these parents had parents with the same attitude. They were never taught the value of education. Some of it can be attributed to our entitlement society & mentality. I DO believe in welfare but not for able bodied people. BO is only adding to the entitlement mentality.
     On their own the teachers at her school finally got an Ok to provide after school tutoring  for failing students & they would then be bussed home. They sent letters out to the parents of the students they were concerned about.  The few replies they received said ” No I need him/her at home. etc,    The vast majority didn’t even answer.  The total number accepted, 0…..
       BTW my daughter can tell you which students parents do drugs & which students join in.  She loves he job  & could tell you even more stories you woudn’t believe. And this is NOT an ‘inner city school’

  • Mark Cole

    Words fail me when I try to describe the sadness that I’m feeling right now.  But it perfectly illustrates why we have idiots elected to political office.  Garbage in, garbage out. 

  • Anonymous

    I think no one on Welfare should vote until they have been off of welfare for a year….

  • Anonymous

    Only moments ago, I watched a video on GB’s link “Lunch Scholars” and the interviewee was interviewing several whites. He asked the most simple civics questions and I was absolutely amazed at their inability to answer.  ie –  ”Bin Ladin” is VP??  What DO they learn in classroom??   I’m 72 yrs old and went to a little country school . . in the fourth grade, we had to draw and label a map of the world.  We also had to draw (from memory) a map of the USA with states outlined and capitols named. 

  • Anonymous

    @DixieGeek said;
    I know adults my age who can’t answer these questions. I know adults who were adults when I was a kid who couldn’t answer these same questions when they were my current age and they still can’t answer them today.
    Problem is, these same adults vote!  Any wonder why America is in the state of decline that it is?

  • Anonymous

    Jim, let me encourage you to be as vocal as you possibly can – wherever and whenever you can!  Something has to be done and it will have to be done by people of understanding – like you!!!  God help us!

  • JapesMacfarland

    The Left took over educating our kids some 40 + years ago. Since the State has been educating our kids, things have gotten exponentially worse, with the more and more we spend (of other people’s earnings) per student. They’ve utterly, miserably failed. And they’re still getting away with it. The scariest thing of all is that this was done by design. ‘If you teach little Johnnie how to think, you can’t govern little Johnnie.’ J Dewey, a founder of the public school system.

  • Anonymous

    Joe Biden and Ben Ladin are the same type of supples, except Ben of course being alot more inteligent, but they were on the same side of law.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BGC7U7QUFEWSSV3H4IFHLAFK54 mudslide

    All the more reason to support home-based schooling….

  • Anonymous

    American public schools aren’t about education, they are about indoctrination. These kids can’t answer questions that matter but I’ll bet they could spout all manner of green and big government propaganda. Its all good though. So what if companies have to bring in foreigners because the kiddies aren’t educated enough to handle entry level jobs let alone more skilled labor: the kiddies think they are the best in the world and feel really, really good about themselves.

    Even when I went to college in 1991 from a private school, most of the Freshmen didn’t know anything. Most didn’t even know about the Iraq War, Kuwait, or any of that, let alone anything about WWII, the Revolution, geography. Most even then were barely literate and had awful communication skills. I took some courses around 2002 just for fun and it was still the same.

  • JapesMacfarland

    Yea, just blame the parents. That’s one thing leftists do well is pass the blame, and nothing ever changes. Of course there’s truth in your assertion, but that’s not the point. (Especially since those parents you mentioned are living in communities controlled by the Left for many decades now.) What do you think of this which I posted above, too? Do you think the secular left has no blame, some blame, or most of the blame? 
    ~~~
    The Left took over educating our kids some 40 + years ago. Since the State has been educating our kids, things have gotten exponentially worse, with the more and more we spend (of other people’s earnings) per student. They’ve utterly, miserably failed. And they’re still getting away with it. The scariest thing of all is that this was done by design. ‘If you teach little Johnnie how to think, you can’t govern little Johnnie.’ J Dewey, a founder of the public school system.

  • Adrienne W

    And that’s why I homeschool.  My kindergartner knows how many stars are on the flag and why!

  • Anonymous

    Unfortunately, in graduates of public (government) schools, the higher the education attained, the more indoctrination we have to overcome.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Thomas-Berquist/100000269520591 Thomas Berquist

    Any wonder why this country is in trouble. Not all but many teachers are toeing the union line and teaching is of secondary importance to the union aligence. The union is pushing radical agenda in our schools. We must get rid of the Dept. of Education and put responsibility back at the local level.

  • http://twitter.com/blaskamon Matthew Brown

    So if I’m debt free and decide to rent rather than own, I can’t vote? And anyone that benifits from any loophole when the file taxes can’t vote?

  • http://www.swehes.com Hans-Erik

     I totally agree with you as well. I just thought that the civics test needs to be in there as well. Although most likely people who owns property and pays taxes are more likely to know the civics test. Should we maybe add that they can’t hold a public job either? After all. They aren’t making us money either. They just use the taxes.

  • General Kota

    Welcome to the nightmare that I left a few years ago. Most of the history I learned I pick up on myself.  They do not teach us to keep us stupid. Wake up this is my generation and we will replace you guys and that scares the hell out of me.

  • http://www.swehes.com Hans-Erik

    I think you qualify. Being debtfree is taking skills in this day and age.  Or I guess more common sense.

  • Anonymous

    All the money we spend on education and this is the results we get? I want my tax dollars back!

  • http://twitter.com/blaskamon Matthew Brown

    It’s is just one of the problem when you start resticting rights, let’s not be a conservative version of progresivism.

  • Anonymous

    It’s not just the schools folks.. where are the parents???

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000458946327 Robert Willis

    sad!

  • Robert Dahl

    This is horrible! They need to go find a real U.S. history library book, unless of course the progressives have destroyed them by now.

  • w. Parker

    Dumb teachers = dumb students, and teachers unions protects dumb teachers.  Some colleges are giving out degrees just for paying tuition as quick and as often as people use toilet paper.  I  received a bachelors degree from a respectable university.   Attempting to fulfill my prerequisites, i needed a grade of C or better in Algebra/Trig.  A student advised me to take the course at a nearby, mostly black university – that she did this and received an A in the course.  She couldn’t even achieve a D at the university I was attending, and it wasn’t Harvard.  How many teachers were produced from this “other’ university and other universities like it?  I’m not a bigot, just a realist, who’s stating facts.  The other problem i see is ignorant parents with work ethics of barn rats

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  • http://twitter.com/blaskamon Matthew Brown

    The only way to fix this problem is to be involved at the local level, get elected to you local school board, and fight for propper education.  They have been at this for decades, it will take decades to reverse it.

  • http://www.ssaarabians.homestead.com Victoria Jensen

    We can all thank the Gov and their fine schooling of our children, get rid of the Education Dept.

  • http://twitter.com/blaskamon Matthew Brown

    I’m 42, I have recently gone back to college, it astounds me the number of students that have to take sub 1000 level math and english.  When I tested to see where my math and english needs were, math put me where I could have taken precalc trig (I opted for precalc algebre to bring me back up to speed), only area that I was lacking in english was writing, I was within 2 points of qualifying for freshmans comp, even if I was able to take the 1000 level english, I am planning on taking the refresher writting at the sub 1000 level.

    I have a daughter that is also going to college, when she tested, she was placed in the sub 1000 for both english and math, and she was a strait A student her senior year.

  • Anonymous

    The Constitution disagrees.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L7KE55BPQ6YASUSLK5OGSOVTBI Daren

    It is amazing to know how stupid (let’s be honest here) some of our kids are. I’v eseen this coming for a long time and even went off on my daughter who came home from school with some bad info from her teacher on the slave issue. Stating that no black man ever owned a slave. Basic American history is lost on the upcoming generation. They prefer to know more about morons like the Kardashians and Hollwood boobs than our own culture.
    Makes me wonder why I have to pay so much in real estate taxes- the first payment is for schools here- when they do not teach our kids anything.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/LDEEDTRFAAHUYL7EAWBWLWWIAE op0

     However it is to be determined, a person should only be able to vote if they have something to lose, not something to gain.

  • Anonymous

    @ jimrawson
    Perhaps the problem is that the “curricullum” didn’t include learning to spell the word “bastian” or how to punctuate a sentence correctly…come on, can we really expect more from our students than we do from ourselves?  But I agree this is awful…I am lucky to have a high school senior who can not only read and write but who is keeping up with current events and the political situation…sadly, most of her friends have no idea what she’s talking about.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SQIDXFXE4BBVQA664RCTHNP7DE Norman B

    Oh for a while now I’ve felt that citizenship should be earned not freely given away just because you were born here.  If you are born here the most you should get is legal resident.  if you wish to be a citizen you should have to earn it by serving our country in some way.  It’s scary that adults who are as ignorant as these kids are being trusted with teh right to vote.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BGC7U7QUFEWSSV3H4IFHLAFK54 mudslide

    ohh I dunno – they’re not all THAT ignorant -  I bet they can text at world record speeds and complain about homework with the brightest of them!

  • Anonymous

    Thaks ,,, the “Teachers Union” has done a great job ,,,, NOT !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Amen ,,, I agree  100 %

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_77WO7HXQXL43IGPYNKSFF4OUBQ Dfghytv

    I dont agree with the owning property part, but i think if you have been on welfare or foodstamps for an extended time…. say 2 or 3 years, you shouldnt be allowed to vote. if you cant take care of yourself, why SHOULD you be able to vote??

  • Anonymous

    By Design is an understatement.  This is nothing of which to Joke, Laugh, or pass off.

    I consider it to be *Conditioning*.
    As each generation comes along, from the crib to maturity, that generation has not experienced what came before.  Whatever current situation exists, that’s all they know.  It becomes the norm.  Even our staggaring debt is of no concern.  It’s the norm…..Unless they read History and are educated at least in the basics and most important events.

    Inflationary prices become the norm. Unemployment may well become the norm.  Consider a newborn, born into slavery.  That’s all they knew, they grew up to an age when they never knew any different, until someone told them or they heard about freedom. 

    Slaves were not permitted to be educated!

    I know a girl in Nigeria, well educated by well off parents.  She explained to me that only the well off can afford education.  The government has no desire to educate the masses.  They would be able to think for themselves, with clarity, and rebel.

    There comes a time, even now, for an average student, any young person, details become just too much for one mind to absorb.  I recall in school that we were required to learn/memorize many dates that were not that important.  (1933–?)  Some dates, or at least the chronology, should be learned.  (The Civil war did not occur before the Revolutionary War, etc)

    When I speak of Conditioning, we are experiencing no more than what one teaches a dog.  Don’t bark, don’t growl, don’t jump on people, accept your cage, roll over, do tricks, and you will receive a treat/morsel of food.

    You think not?
    Do not governments Condition us, Train us, to vote for one or the other, and we will receive a treat, a morsel of food?  (You can translate *food* to many things)
    That applies to any political party. 

    These students *are preparing for college*??????????????????

    I don’t agree with every one of your statements, Glenn, but you are Spot On.

  • Anonymous

    We deserve what we voted for?
    I think America is starting to wake up.  Maybe by election time the
    majority of the people will be fully informed.

    God Bless All

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alex-Miller/1090273594 Alex Miller

    “Also, my moms a lawyer”

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZLPFEWCMNVZB74W7QGF3ONSOBQ Brian

    Can’t name the two countries which border the U.S., but could name every American Idol winner since the show started.

    The really sad part, is that most of them don’t care that they don’t know this information.

    Kids today love being stupid and they wear it like a badge of honor.

  • Anonymous

    Badge of HORROR!!!!

  • Anonymous

    OUCH!! THAT WAS FUNNY, BUT VERY PAINFUL WHEN YOU COME BACK TO REALITY
    AND SEE OUR FUTURE. NO WONDER THEY ENDED NASA SPACE FLIGHTS.

  • Anonymous

    i think its more about not paying taxes and being on government assistance.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joel.barret Joel Barret

    These kids would do a lot better if they played The Constitution Quest Game. http://www.constitutionquest.com

  • Anonymous

    This is just sad.  Glad I’m pursuing a degree in teaching English literature and writing so I can reverse some of the damage done here…  *sigh*

  • Anonymous

    The dumbing down of our country is almost complete, thanks left wing morons.

  • Anonymous

    I think they shouldn’t be unionized.  I also believe their salaries should be adjusted lower so they don’t pay taxes on the income they make off tax payers.  Just doesn’t make since to take water out of the barrel and put just a small amount back in.  Just give them what they earn minus the amount they would’ve been taxed.  sure they should be able to vote but not pool their money together and hire lobbyists and politicians to increase their earnings and benefits.  i think the school teachers should be making more then the paper shuffler at the government agencies.  Just my few cents.

  • Anonymous

    As opposed to the fake truth?

  • Anonymous

    If only the teachers were paid more money this would go away on it own. Please support pay increases for those poor, poor teachers. They have to work at least 7 months per year and in some districts they have to teach at least four hours per school day… that’s a lot of teaching for one underpaid teacher. Please support these under-paid, under-appreciated part-time workers… for the children!

  • http://www.facebook.com/brian.waas Brian Waas

    austin, the next president of the united states or major multi billion dollar business owner.. the majority of those kida make me want to vomit in disgust, they should be given a smock and cap to work behind their burger grill now and stop wasting time going to school if they cant take anything seriously.  and their parents..should be SHOT!

  • Anonymous

    I was taught, many moons ago, to allow for the shortcomings of others. I was also taught not to laugh or demean those shortcomings for fear of creating hurt feelings. When the targets laugh and stumble over their own stupidity are they then “fair game” for the action of others??
    Damn but these kids are stupid !!Not a braincell in the entire frikkin school yard. Thank you NEA !!!

  • Anonymous

    This is truly horrifying. And we laugh at the evidence.

  • Anonymous

    No. these are actually traitors put in place by people who sold their souls for the power to do so. And a great retirement and health care plan. Much better than what they want the rest of us to have.

  • Anonymous

    There are small signs posted in the building on Ellis Island which say things like, “If you don’t learn to speak English you cannot become a citizen” and the like.  There should be signs and teachings NOW that say, “If you don’t know anything about our history or this country, then you are not eligible to vote”, or something similar.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/KAW36V64L6INJXTG5SWGCFXAV4 John

    What a travesty! And this was only one school? Multiply it by  thousands and it’s pretty clear we’re headed for intellectual disaster. Unfortunately, today’s students who DO care, and DO put forth the effort to learn, are becoming our next “minority”. The young people laughingly flaunting their ignorance now, will soon join the growing list of those depending on the government to bail them out in their adulthood. Sadly, our leaders have become complacent in their ivory towers and that complacency has trickled down to what should be our most valued gifts. Shame on those “leaders” and shame on us for allowing it to continue.

  • Anonymous

    Makes ya’ sick, doesn’t it?  Me too.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EDTWAZ5KC7VK2FKHOARPNUSE6I Olivia Boot

    This is just sad… I have no other words to describe what that was!! I am 1 years old and I know the answer to every single one of those questions!! 

    - Capital of Washington State: Olympia 
    - Democratic Presidential candidate: Barack Obama
    - Vice President of the US: Joe Biden
    - Countries that border the US: Canada and Mexico
    - How many stars are on the flag: 50 because there are 50 states, not 51 Puerto Rico is not a state the US just owns it
    - What war gained the US’s independence: The revolutionary war of course!! The civil war was fought in the 1800′s and was against the North and South, NOT the British!!

    How awful is it that these high school kids don’t even know the capital of their own state and what countries that border the US. I can see not knowing the others except the Revolutionary war. Anything else was just completely and utterly depressing

  • Anonymous

    Question the teachers and “substitute teachers”. You may be even more shocked.

  • Anonymous

     Jim, the comment you just wrote was a powerful statement about a problem in America that many are ignoring, for what reasons I do not know.  I hope you don’t mind, but I posted your entire comment on The Arizona Tea Party website.  We need to get this message out to as many people as we can.  Again, that was great.
    Kudos, my friend.

  • Anonymous

    I think that is truly a great idea.

  • Anonymous

    I was watching my son do his homework, he is in the ninth grade.  I asked him if he was doing his Algebra right?  And he said, “No, I know all of these answers are wrong, but as long as I write something down and turn it in, I will get an “A”  He had straight A’s the first quarter of school.  I didn’t think I had anything to worry about.  But after he told me that, I knew I was wrong.  Imagine this, some of his friends are still flunking.  How can anyone flunk with a policy like that?  

  • Anonymous

    Are you kidding?  Where did this come from?  We need to remove her….but we can’t do that until we remove Obama….he doesn’t need any more activists to put on the SC.

  • Anonymous

    should be very shocking, but I am not at all surprised.  They should make them take 12 years of History instead of 12 years of English.  Although, their English wasn’t so hot either.  Just another reason why we, as private citizens, should be allowed to decide whether we want OUR tax dollars to go to public education or private.  There is NO excuse for this, other than they are in school for the social networking aspect and learning is just not that important to them.  Not sure they are not being taught but probably their texting in class is keeping them from listening.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7UWUYZ6NCGDFDWRBY3V2UQ2XC4 James

    GOD help us when they are old enough to VOTE!

  • Anonymous

     It’s called funding. It is in the school system’s “best interest” to have a certain number of students graduate and achieve a certain grade. Else, the school gets marked with the “underperforming” label, the parents get all up in arms about “busing” and the students are worried about their clique and drug dealers.

  • Anonymous

     They already are: watch “Jaywalking” on the Jay Leno Show.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Linda-Lord/1525443378 Linda Lord

    They should be watching GBTV!  Have always said Glenn is the ultimate civics professsor!

  • Anonymous

    I was completely unaware that Barack Obama ever taught scool.  

  • Anonymous

    This is not at all surprising. None of you should be blaming Obama for this lack of knowledge as this moders way of teaching has been with us for quite some time now. Obama is sure supporting a further drift from basic knowledge as his only project now is re-election and the tsars who are in charge of education in his administration are a bunch of idiots.  Answers like these should be the headlines in all news media, enough to expose the ignorance of many young people.
    It is also the trend of modern society and teaching. Everything is based on the computer and kids have little clue how to solve basic problems. They can’t even use their heads to do basic calculations, instead they punch numbers on their computers.
    I did some tutoring in math for a grade 10 student and there was virtually NO attention span. When I did get her attention long enough she couldn’t believe how simple the solutions were to the problems. Unfortunately, it didn’t last in her brain too long.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/George-Vieto/100000372915035 George Vieto

    In the words of the late Moe Howard in the Three Stooges short “No Dough Boys” “Boy are we dumb?”

  • Anonymous

    Correction Those who stated that a constitutional amendment would be required before making it mandatory to take and pass the naturalization test to be eligible to vote are mistaken. The specific and individual states have the right to pass such laws, under the 10th amendment in the constitutiton. But, that will probabaly never happen, especially if the candidates were also required to pass the test. As a matter of fact,just a few years ago quite a number of members of congressvolutarily took a test on the constitution , and about 98% failed it. 

  • Anonymous

    I am my college professor’s favorite pupil. He calls himself a “philosophical progressive” (whatever that means) and he tells wonderful stories about Mao Zedong and how deeply spirtual it is to become a Progressive. He told us not to pay any attention to those horrible rumors that the Conservatives preach to us about Brother Mao’s murder of 60 million. I know it’s a lie, that’s what Comedy Central said. After all, President Obama had a Mao ornamate hanging fron the White House Christmas tree, right on cool. After learning all of these new political ideas, I went out and got the latest Che Guevara t-shirt. It is so rad. My professor went to Harvard like Obama did so I know he loves Che too. My professor said Hollywood helped to revive another leftist martyr but my uncle (who was in the Army) said Hollywood has dutifully churned out yet another cinematic agitprop paean and that I should read to try to discern why many supposedly democratic, civil progressive liberals still swoon over this Stalinist mass-murderer. What ever that means, later dude.

  • http://goo.gl/DvRNm Right Fielder

    The kids I know are brilliant, it’s many of the adults I run across that are fools.

  • Anonymous

    As far as being eligible to vote – I do believe those on govt assisted programs should be “thought about” But let’s not get carried away. Yes, I did receive unemployment benefits for 4 months, two times, and yes I have accepted assistance to buy a month’s heating fuel once. I’m 60 years old – should I be denied my right to vote. However, those who have been on welfare or unemployment for a year or more – should they be allowed to vote – you know they’re going to vote for anything to do with more assistance.
    I hope this video goes coast to coast. I work for a school district and I see English teachers who don’t know punctuation. I see Business teachers who can’t keep their own budgets and records straight. And, I see Social Studies/History teachers who are progressive liberal, or Socialists. How can a person profess to know history and try to promote a Socialistic agenda?

  • http://twitter.com/paoligarcy Paolina Garcia

    He’s wrong on the property qualification. that’s too landowner-ish. Welfare dependents probably shouldn’t be given the privilege of voting because then the government has a dependent class it can count on to vote for more government. This is why Democracies fall, they promise their people everything, get into debt to give it, then leave the problems to the next administration. Whereas China secures resources for their people and encouraged their people to buy gold, and I’m glad I was there to hear it because it made 400% profit. The US government at the time was SELLING it’s gold and saying not to buy it. Democracy sure creates good liars.

    God is King of Kings, not Republics. If you must have one, why have elections at all? Aristotle said sortition (lottery) was the best method and that elections were aristocratic. Sortition is used for jury duty, so why not civic duty?

    The qualifications could even be having had military service or some other contribution to the nation. Only those with a stake in the nation should be given a right to choose it’s direction.

  • Anonymous

    That’s because everyone is goon and don’t want to learn anything and are too busy doing what they want to do i.e. texting in class, talking about who looked good at the Oscar’s (being selfish) rather than what they should do – and that pay attention in class and learn something. Real simple – These kids are the future and if you don’t want to learn and make decisions about your civic duties, then those decisions will be made for you. I answered every one of these questions, correctly, without hesitation.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe I can use your website to read the statement.  I can’t seem to find “Jim’s” post here.

  • http://twitter.com/paoligarcy Paolina Garcia

    Voting in and of itself is a flawed system. It allows the power-hungry to gain power. History has always shown republics and democracies to die quickly and violently. All major genocides occurred in Republics (Weimar Republic, Soviet Republic, People’s Republic of China, etc.) after they removed their King because they listened to the european marxists. 

    Democracies have an interest in dumbing down their population to ensure they are easier to control and direct via media manipulation. Don’t drink the water! (fluoride)

  • Anonymous

    kabenninger, you have it right.  The intent of some of the posts here were just to say that voting for other Americans to represent us, carries with it a huge responsibility.  In order to vote, you must first know what it means to be an American.  You need to know how our government works.  And yes, you need to know our history and where we came from.  You have to read the Federalist Papers and the Constitution that became reality because of the arguments that were put forth in the Federalist Papers.  You have to know the Founders themselves.  How they lived.  What they thought.  None of this is taught in our schools today.  It is not wrong for some among us to ask that we pass some basic requirement of knowledge about this country before being given the right to vote.  What part of that, can you not understand?

  • Anonymous

    Paolina, this Republic has lasted more than 200 years.  Is that what you call, “dying quickly?”
    We are not a Democracy, by the way.  We are a Republic.  There is a big difference.

  • http://goo.gl/DvRNm Right Fielder

    No offense intended, because I agree with the essence of what you write. But you may have spent so much time on the foundation of this country’s principles that you missed out on some basic History.  Search “Poll Tax.”  Your desire won’t fly. Regardless of whether we both think there should be some type of intellectual prerequisite met prior to voting.

  • Anonymous

    Voting is not a flawed system.  Without voter fraud, which Progressives introduced into the system to give us our first Marxist President, our voting system has always worked.  Now that Obama and his minions have learned that you can elect a President by using dead people to vote, I would agree.  It is now a flawed system.

  • http://goo.gl/DvRNm Right Fielder

    I was an Election Judge for several years, and at times I would wear a T-Shirt, which read, “I See Dead People.”  Granted, most of the time it was under a sport coat.

  • Anonymous

    Right Fielder, no offense taken.  But what exactly does a, “Poll Tax,” have to do with what we are talking about here this evening.  I am familiar with the History of what is known as a Poll tax.
    It does not relate to the discussion here that I can see.  We are talking about the,” dumbing down of America”, to the point that high school children do not even know who the Vice President is.  You really think these people have a right to vote for the elected officials who run the affairs of the United States of America and protect us against foreign enemies simply because they were born here?

  • Anonymous

    I am a citizen, single -mother, college student who recieves gov’t assistance. Why do you say I shouldn’t be allowed to vote? I have worked since I was 15, My boyfriend and father of my 2 year old passed away a year and a half ago and I am doing my best. Just because I employ the  available resources to assist myself and my son through such a difficult economic crisis doesn’t mean I care any less about the future of my children, and that entails my ancestoral  soldier and American given right to vote.

  • http://goo.gl/DvRNm Right Fielder

    Poll taxes were used by some to limit voting to those that “deserved” it.

  • Anonymous

    With all due respect Right Fielder,  do you want to be represented by someone who was elected by other people who do not know who the current Vice President is, or the Sec State?

  • http://goo.gl/DvRNm Right Fielder

    “You really think these people have a right to vote for the elected officials who run the affairs of the United States of America and protect us against foreign enemies simply because they were born here?”

    You say you’ve read the Constitution, right?  You really need me to answer that question for you?

  • http://goo.gl/DvRNm Right Fielder

    I don’t like it, but it is the law.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RVSAFN3357S456NPH446D4PHXU Apollodr

    And Obama said there were 57 states…LOL

  • Anonymous

    I understand what you are saying, Right Fielder.  But when we have foreign nationals coming here as legal immigrants and we ask them as part of their repatriation to become citizens of this country, to learn something of our history and how our government works and we don’t have any such requirement of our own citizens to vote for the people who would lead us, we get something like Obama. I don’t believe it a Poll Tax to require a basic knowledge of the country you live in, in order to vote.  This country is full of foreign nationals who came here legally who understand that.  I am sorry just like you, that American children are growing up ignorant of all the sacrifices that our Founders and those who came after them made for future generations of Americans.  These kids are the Future Generations our Founders were thinking of.  And they don’t even know who the Vice President is.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XKVS4A3JHXAOUAJU2LGGF7WSMA floridian

    I agree with you Hans-Erik.  There should be some qualification other than age and registration to vote.  Voting is a privilege and a citizen’s responsibility, but to go vote without arming oneself with needed information to make an informed decision is wrong.

  • Anonymous

    I agree.  I also think our elected officials should have to pass such a test.  (How many of  our current senators and congressmen would fail? I’m not sure the president would pass!)

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZIAH3YLUARWK4OBJOPZBPLATVI Nunya

    Hans – you do have to pass a naturalization test.  You are not officially a US citizen until you do.  You may work here, pay taxes here, and even go to school here, but you have to go through the process to get the priviledge of voting.  If resident aliens are voting – and have not been naturalized, they can’t vote, simply because that residency expires in 12 years.  They aren’t citizens.  The reason?  To keep foreign citizens from voting to change the system to their liking and uproot the American ideals.  Do you know just how many illegal aliens I have met that have fake ID’s?  As a coincidence, I met one with MY social security number.  Interesting, ain’t it?

  • Anonymous

    He could have picked better candidates….

  • Anonymous

     That’s how it used to be…you had to own property to vote. Those who pay no taxes at all have “no skin in the game”.  I think Matthew means state and Federal income taxes.  Both parties buy votes using this class of people (you know, the 49% who pay nothing).  Republicans and Democrats are part of a two headed monster.  The puppet masters want to keep us so preoccupied with a left/right fight that we won’t notice they are destroying our country.

  • Anonymous

    I now live in Arizona, but I used to live in the living hell called, Southern California.  There are more Mexicans in Southern California than any other ethnicity.  Mexicans own Southern California.  Illegals arriving from Mexico have a Royal carpet waiting for them.  And infrastructure already in place to assist them in assimilating into their new environment.  Where to go for work.  Where to go to get food stamps.  Where to go to find housing.  Where to go to get medical care.  Where to go to get a fake Driver’s License.  Everything their country of birth does not give them. Ask yourselves this simple question. Why would they even think about returning to Mexico?  They answer is they don’t.  They would sooner take a bullet between the eyes than go back to that miserable existence.  But, do you think they come here because of what this country means?  Get real.  They don’t give a rat’s patootie about the History of this great nation.  They come here like animals trying to survive, because the United States is better than Mexico.  Once here, they do their very best to recreate the Hell they just escaped from. Go figure.  The word, “Stupidity,” comes to mind.  Every city in America has a section that looks just like Mexico.  In Tucson, we call it, “Mexican Land.”  Basically, South Tucson and Southwest Tucson.  Pretty much where no one else wants to live.  But to them, it’s Paradise, because it is so much better than where they came from, it’s not even worth talking about.  South Tucson is Mexico, recreated on American soil.  Illegal as they might be, these are the people who will help re-elect the Primate.  That is, if the Democratic Party has anything to do with it.  And you can bet they are all over it.

  • Anonymous

    Drawing a map of the world is ok. Drawing a map of the USA is culturally insensitive.

  • Anonymous

     If you’ll look at some of these democracies it is the monetary system that destroyed these countries.  Fiat currencies last about 40 years (our monetary system is past due, think 1971, Richard Nixon took us off the gold standard).  Our best export has been  inflation.  What’s going to happen when all those dollars come back to the U.S.?  Iran is now selling oil to India for gold NOT DOLLARS.  We will experience hyperinflation!  So when governments have to monetize debt and print money out of thin air, people lose the value of their money and when, not if, it collapses there is anarchy.  If you haven’t noticed, the Fed is doing this very thing.  By keeping interest rates at zero they rob the value of the saver’s money and that value goes to the people who create the money out of thin air, the bankers and their minions.  Become your own central banker and buy silver.  The rules of the game are no longer fair.  Gold is the money of kings.  Silver is the money of gentlemen.  Barter is the money of peasants. And debt is the money of slaves.  Which one do you want to be?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7KUOMT4P6SIULKXZ4OSNL53JIQ Andrey

    Horrible what these students are not learning.  I knew this stuff in the 4th grade.  Stu and Glenn, there are actually THREE (3) countries that share a boarder with the US.  Mexico, Canada, and Russa; the latter we share a water boarder, but there are no international waters between.  Thank you Sarah!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NK7BVILSIIQW5CW2Y2JNW7Y2AE Woodsman

    Washington state. Overwhelmingly Democrat. This is a sad commentary on the state of public education, not only in Washington state, but across our nation. And who largely controls public education? Democrats. And who largely controls the teacher’s colleges, and the teacher’s unions?  Democrats. Too bad the interviewer didn’t see fit to ask these *ahem* bright young future voters who they would support in the upcoming presidential elections. I’m pretty sure I know what their answer would be.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3IAZXQV23IQ4INBDCU3ULJH62I TERRI

    Ahhh – the beauty of home schooling – we get to teach the truth.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FUGOYUKPKLTH42JRWSCLVCD3BU Lorenzo

    I got into a debate with a History professor about this very same kind of survey taken of college level students. I was shocked at the level of basic civic knowledge. My professor explained it away as an issue of relevancy. At the college level most people aren’t that aware of basic civics because they are preparing to enter the world as adults. Yeah, he said that. 

  • http://goo.gl/DvRNm Right Fielder

    You’ve said it well, and really, I share your disgust. What’s next?  Here in Texas we’re fighting the courts merely because we want voters to have verifiable identification. I can only imagine the kind of legal trouble we would face if we expected voters to know Civics/Government 101. Furthermore, duly elected politicians went to Austin and passed a redistricting plan, and the courts for the most part denied its existence. In the strictest sense, we’re dealing with taxation without representation here.  Normally we have our primary at the first of March, but that’s not possible, now. The system does not work, but nothing short of another civil war will change things. That Progressive driven philosophy is dug-in and must be brutally ripped out by its roots. Not many people willing to see that happen. Not even Glenn, because most likely the complete solution would require shedding blood.  In fact, nobody with any sense wants that type of outcome.

    So, again, what’s next? I’ve seen FreedomConnector, FreedomWorks, and on and on… all they can give us is Romney, and Ted Cruz {Texas}, and more same’o'same’o. Even well-meaning organizations like Get Out Of Our House (GOOOH) struggle to make a difference. They have to fight the GOP establishment.  All of it is tied too tightly together.

    Idiots will continue to vote.

  • Lioness

    Liberals “teach” by forcing you to regurgitate information without actually understanding the root or purpose of that information. Conservatives give you the tools needed to actually build upon what you have learned. Back to the old standby: Give someone a fish and they’ll eat for a day but teach them to fish and they eat for a lifetime.  Of course these kids don’t seem to be into brain food:) 

  • Anonymous

    The progressives are busy. They will never admit it, but they really want a “voter test”, eventually.  It’s a special test:

    If the person answers all the questions incorrectly, that’s OK the person can be indoctrinated.

    If the person answers all the questions toeing the progressive line, they have a “party member”.

    If the person answers all the questions truthfully, they have an “enemy of the state”.

    The first two vote, the last one is either executed or sent for “political reorientation”.

  • http://goo.gl/DvRNm Right Fielder

    Likely he remembers he won, because the DNC counted votes from 57 states.

  • Anonymous

    I hope your child is actually learning. Progressives: Almost all = 1 = participation = pass.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mikeirvan Mike Irvan

    this is sick and very scary!  this is a reason i can’t stand most people.  what ignorant kids we let our children be, and the saddest ones are the ones who can’t even think of UNITED STATES as a country that name starts with a U!  are you that pathetic you can’t even name your own country? these kids were probably also brought up in families that think Obama is an ok president and that it’s ok to mooch off the tax payers!  i have noticed that this day and age there are less and less self educated hard working individuals and more and more i’m lazy, so what i don’t care, let the tax-payers pay me idiots.  what is this world coming to?? no wonder there’s rarely any new inventions or innovative ideas coming around these days!

  • Lioness

    I went to high school in the early 90’s and American history was not a requirement at the time. In fact it was an advanced placement class that some didn’t qualify for. A world history class is what most kids were required to take and by the time we made it to America there was only 2 weeks left of class. And this was in a well funded school district. I think most public schools (college also) are too focused on memorization and regurgitation, with out clear understanding of the actual content being taught. I can say that It’s pretty easy to reference most info due to are technology, but if you don’t know who the VP is, I don’t think a computer is going to fix your stupid.

  • Anonymous

    Lorenzo, your comment was unnerving, because the source was a College Professor, explaining it away as if it didn’t matter.  Gives me a chill.

  • Anonymous

    Lioness, you just said a mouthful.  American History is no longer a requirement.  And there lies the problem.

  • http://www.facebook.com/douglas.nelson2 Douglas Nelson

    Alt least they didn’t think we have 57 states like some people I know.

  • Anonymous

     They think it’s 52. Closer, but still incorrect.

  • Anonymous

    I can’t believe it.  We are doomed.  My brain hurts from watching this agonizing and depressing video.  I pray that these are not the sharpest tools in the shed.

  • Anonymous

    Eddie, at least you are watching it and are aware it is happening.  Imagine the millions of Americans who have no clue.

  • Anonymous

    Because of her age, she’ll be the first to head the death camps in 2014!

  • Anonymous

    and there are many.  kind of sad because they will be taken by surprise and be the most unhappy.

  • James C. Jarrett

    Kids, like their parents, are only interested in sound bites and slogans.  Glenn, you need to watch Jaywalking.
     

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-Fletcher/100001663881283 James Fletcher

    Yes they Kan !

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-Fletcher/100001663881283 James Fletcher

    It’s a sad statement that the politicians today think they are more inteligent than those that founded this country with backward thinking like;
    “Every child in America should be acquainted with his own country. He should read books that furnish him with ideas that will be useful to him in life and practice. As soon as he opens his lips, he should rehearse the history of his own country.”
    Noah Webster, On the Education of Youth in America, 1788

  • Anonymous

    OMG!   This would be funny if it wasn’t so depressing.   Guess neither History nor Civics are

    taught in schools anymore.   Or else there are more REALLY important things for the students

    to remember than dumb history events or who some gov’t leaders are.

  • w. Parker

    Some very good reading is Pat Buchanan’s new book “State of Emergency” makes some very interesting reading.  Liberals accuse him of being a white supremist for going into detail why mexicans don’t wish to assimilate into american culture.  It’s a fact, they don’t and only care to “milk dry” everything they can get their hands on in america, while arrogantly doing so.  What i don’t understand is, it’s the LAW to enter this country illegally. plain and simple.  Pat Buchanan is a naturalized citizen speaking of “illegal aliens” .  How can it be that he, you, I and millions of others are white supremist by taking seriously an “invasion” of our country from outside sources?????  Insane!!  Liberals don’t mind a bit labeling others who disagree with their socialistic agendas 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jw-Appling/100001282155183 J.w. Appling

     What conservatives they are all rhinos now. There is no Dems or Republicans its all progressives the game is rigged.

  • Anonymous

    Think a 64 year old woman is to old to join te military. I do own property and pay taxes though.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jw-Appling/100001282155183 J.w. Appling

     I agree with you but you also have to remember that these kids are from Washington state and are some of the first kids who were educated entirely in the era of the W.A.S.L. test.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Assessment_of_Student_Learning

    After they adopted this test they stopped teaching the kids how to think and only taught them the answers to the test.
     In the last ten years the schools in my state have become idiot factory’s. These kids graduating from high school here know less than I did in the third grade going to school in Washington state. It makes me sad because I know these kids will have a lifetime of hardship because the school system has failed to give them a basic education.

  • Anonymous

    sorry, but we all cant join the military. I do think there should be some kind of test that people should take to be able to vote, maybe a test on the constitution.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jw-Appling/100001282155183 J.w. Appling

    These kids are the product of the WASL test.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jw-Appling/100001282155183 J.w. Appling

    History is not part of the WASL test so they don’t bother teaching it to the kids here in Washington state thats why these kids seem so stupid.

  • w. Parker

    Many children are as morally deficient as they are deficient in schooling.  What’s the problem – - parents and a lack of discipline and to some degree lack of corporal punishment in school, although without the backing of parents, teachers can’t be depended on to discipline students that pays off.  It used to be we were made to do our homework.  We were disciplined for not doing so and disciplined for failing.  It worked too.  30-40 years ago you didn’t see the stupidity to the degree you see it now.  It is not so much stupidity but also laziness and little ethic or concern by parents.  Parents were more involved.  If their kids were doing what they were supposed to do at home and they kept failing, parents were more apt to visit the school, speak to the teacher and get to the root of the problem.  If more parents did this and raised more hell with the schools and school administration, it would help.  Rather, now they just withdraw their kids from public school, enroll them into private and pay out the nose

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jw-Appling/100001282155183 J.w. Appling

     None of that stuff is on the WASL test so they don’t teach it here.

  • Anonymous

    That’s because it is in the hands of the Fed. Govt. My 16 year old Grandson, said that his teacher was teaching about the Fed. Reserve, and she told the students that the United States owned the Fed. Reserve, he knew that was wrong, just by what I have been teaching him.

  • Anonymous

    The biggest problem is the dept of education. It needs to be abolished and given back to the individual states. When I was in school, I had to take a full year of history and Geography, I think they only have to take only one symester now.

  • Anonymous

    Not all teachers are union. I live in a right to work state, and our teachers are not in a union, and they do not get paid enough for what they have to go through every day.My daughter teaches Special Education and only makes about 30,000 a year. Some of these kids have to have diapers changed, and have to be fed through a tube. But she loves all those kids. They are special to her.

  • Anonymous

    Hell, sandra, how many people know the 3 branches of government?

    How many could name one member of the Supreme Court?  Or two?

    Or three?   How many can name the 1st five presidents of the US?

    Extra points if they are in the order served.  (No, Lincoln doesn’t count.)

    If anyone has the PRIVILEGE to vote in this nation, they should also   

    have at least an 8th grade knowledge of the US.

  • Anonymous

    Our sons went to public schools in CA until high school, Carrie.  Thank God we were

    able to put them into a private high school.  Then the youngest went to Berkeley (!) but

    he does a lot of reading on his own.  The oldest went to a private college where he got

    an excellent education.   He is also a reader.    Guess my going for my two year degree

    at our local college rubbed off on them.  (They were still in grade school at the time.)

  • Anonymous

    William,  the colleges complain about the lack of knowledge/skills of the incoming fresh-

    men because so many of them have to take remedial courses in order to take any other

    courses in college.   Then, there are other students who do not need the remedial

    courses who complain because they can’t take the course they want because the in-

    structor is tied up teaching the remedial courses.   A wicked way to educate!

  • Anonymous

    bd, Jersey Shore, don’tcha know?

  • Anonymous

    Yep, sandra.  And in high school, we had to take 2 years of a foreign language

    (Latin counted, which I took) and 2 semesters of a science.  Plus the usual US

    history, English and math classes.   And this was in Seattle!   Times sure have

    changed since I was in school!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Rogers/585392654 Chris Rogers

    there are our future “useful idiots” that the liberals work so hard in our schools to make. too bad along with useful idiots come a collapse of society…we are doomed to repeat history over and over

  • Anonymous

    And what is particularly sad about this, Olivia, is, if these students are from the state of

    Washington, they should jolly well know the country that is on their northern border is

    Canada!   I wonder if they could name the states that are on their east and south?

    Wouldn’t surprise me if some would say the southern state is CA!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jw-Appling/100001282155183 J.w. Appling

    These are WASL kids they would think its Mexico.

  • Anonymous

    md, well, we already know B.O. would flunk geography—57 states?   But he may know

    the capitol of Hawaii.  And perhaps the island on which it is located.   But don’t ask him

    the capitol of Nebraska!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jw-Appling/100001282155183 J.w. Appling
  • Anonymous

    Hey Huss Family!   Sounds like you’re from the golden state of CA!  The in-debt-up-to-

    the-eyeballs state of CA.  So am I.  Ain’t it grand?

  • Anonymous

    Oh, roy, you are a hoot!   Are you going to grow a beard like Che?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1576488272 William Mesmer

    That is another misconception…  Those that you stated are not true republics.  They are Socialist/Marxist “Republics”.  If you want to see what a real Republic is then look up the Holy Roman Empire (which lasted about 1000 years out of its 1200 in its true form) and was brought down by a string of tyrants and eventually sacked by Polytheistic heathens.  They want you to believe that Republics are bad.  They want you to believe that Democracies are better but not perfect.  BTW, the imperfect part of their equation is THEM.  Look at the Federalist Papers and you will see the personal opinions of the men that wrote and signed the Constitution of the United States.  It is a charter of NEGATIVE LIBERTIES.  It states what Government CANNOT do, not what it can do to the people they govern.  It has take them over 150 years to do it but they have pushed the balance of power so far OUT of balance that they can now declare the old guard worthless an outdated through overwhelming powers of “Executive Order” “State of National Emergency” and the like and take over the country completely.  The only thing they still fear is (and Obozo made it perfectly clear) “those that cling to their Bible and their guns”.  If it were not for the second amendment we would have fallen back in the cold war. You think that even the Chinese and the Russians cocombined would ever dream to attempt an invasion of the United States with their combined 3.5 million man army?  How about we give them the Pakistan Army too, and Egypt, and Turkey and Mexico, and Venezuela too…  All together that is still less than 10 million men with guns.  That is a lot of guns, right?  So why would they fear us?  Because due to the Second Amendment, the United States has over 200 Million gun owners!  AND they are literally everywhere!  The TRULY MASSIVE Militia that could be mustered on the fly is mind numbing to any Field Marshal or General.  THEY know this and so the have to attack us from within our one government to make all those guns go away.  If they can do that then they might, just might have a chance.  Wake up and smell the coffee.  If they com to get your guns, make sure you give them the business end first !…

  • Anonymous

    What is interesting is that most of these kids know more than most people did 100 years ago. They have access to more knowledge but chose to aquire the information that is relevant to them in their current situation. The name of the vice president is not among that knowledge. Imagine if the high school generation was asking questions relevant to their lives to the Glenn Beck-generation. Maybe they would conclued with the question: What was wrong with the school system 50 years ago?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-Banfield/1271424127 James Banfield

    Hans you may not be a certified American but your heart is in the right place. you are right.. Anyone who wants to vote, needs to pass the naturalization test. If I was a teacher I would be embarrassed by this video…  but then again, as Glen said, this is by design.. Oh, can you believe that most 18 year olds voted for Obama? gee.. I guess they didnt know the difference between Socialist and Democratic or the principle that it takes to produce $$$ that goes into the treasury for those to live off the government.  Oh yeah, thats right.. we just print it! I went out to backyard…. sob …… my money tree done died….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_P26NGSZW7SEHCZHXYX74HI2ZKQ Shadowdancer_ap

    The fact here is that our children have NO education any more. Those smart people who home-school their own children are more educated than the teachers in the school system. If anyone visites a school now they will be shocked at what is going on. Mostly TESTS the feds put out to see what the children ARE LEARNING.  Most kids don’t pass them  because they are nor being taught what we were when we were in school Many things were required and Civics was one of them.  We learned about the federal systems and how they were set up by our forefathers who were a group of very smart men who practically insured our freedom by the Constitution.  The “progressives” don’t want the Constitution because it has a way of limiting their power. So they ram miscellaneous stuff into the kids heads in school. The latest being homosexuality which is supposedly a discrimination as Obama sees  it. They must be taught that being gays are NOT to be discriminated against.  He makes all these resolutions based on himself. Like letting illegals vote, (is he illegal?), making schools teach about gays, lesbians etc cause (he is a bi-sexual?), giving pornography to kids (because he thinks it’s educational?) .

    Many of his unsavory “likes” are made into crazy regulations, if you can see it, so that the KING has his subjects the same type of maniac as he is.

    This person with naciccisstic disorders and socialism goals  for the US citizens is NOT our way but HIS way. But  he will be the  only one who is FREE  and we will be his serfs with nothing. Then he and his cohorts will have all the time in the world to rule over us in the Communist One World order  that the United Nations will govern as is the # 1 goal set by DC,  Obama and the Chinese.

    If you like this scenario then you are the main problem. If not then FIGHT FOR OUR RIGHTS.  Unite and become a telemarketer so you can telephone  and irritate your reps and senators to wake up and be who they are supposed to be…..leaders and protectors of the Constitution and the PEOPLE  of the USA.  The nation many, many people died in wars to save humanity from dictators like Obama.

    God bless America

  • Anonymous

    I listened to Glenn’s radio program 2/3/12 and caught some of his remarks on education in our schools.  You have to wonder why High School kids don’t know American History or for that matter the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and more.  I applaud him for bringing education to the forefront.  In 2009 I had emailed Glenn when he was at Fox News about my concern with our education system, teachers, and what is taught in our schools.  In Glenn’s program yesterday he mentioned his daughter is being taught history with Howard Zinn’s book. I looked this up.  It’s called ‘A People’s History of the United States’ and, per Wikipedia, is used in and recommended for many high schools in our country.  So instead of facts about American History, instead they are taught what Howard Zinn considers American History:  his interpretation of what the ‘people’ struggled with.  Glenn kindly calls it Progressive thought.  When in truth it’s Communist interpretation of our history.  Interestingly, Howard Zinn was the child of parents from Hungary….shades of George Soros hm?

  • http://www.facebook.com/francismerkel Pat Merkel

    Christ!  You can’t make this stuff up!  What have these kids been learning?  How can they don’t know who Bin Laden is – but not only that how could they think that he is Vice-President of the United States -  here’s a thought – do they know what “9/11″ signifies?  How could they not know that Canada and Mexico border the USA? Somebody has missed the boat – it has sailed, Minerva!   

  • Anonymous

    I’m incorrect.  In further research of Budapest Hungary – it became Austria-Hungary. Fascist.  And in my readings of Communism, Facism, they meet in either extreme.
    Budapest is home to the headquarters of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT),[32] and the first foreign office of the China Investment Promotion Agency (CIPA).[33]

  • http://www.facebook.com/francismerkel Pat Merkel

    Amen, Hans-Erik -  I second the motion!

  • Anonymous

    It’s Ruth Bader Ginsberg – the most liberal member of the Supreme Court.  Would you expect anything else from her?

  • Anonymous

    Ahhh – Touche’ Glenn.  Progressive indeed. Facism/Communism. 
    The term progressivism emerged in reference to a more general
    response to the vast changes brought by industrialization: an
    alternative to the traditional conservative response to social and
    economic issues and, despite being associated with left-wing politics, to various more radical political movements, such as communism or anarchism.[citation needed]

  • Anonymous

    The sad thing of course is they have not been taught or they just did not pay any attention.  The amazing part is that they think it is all funny and they are not embarrassed by their own stupidity.  The damnocrats are succeeding at dumbing America’s future “leaders” (what a joke) down.  

  • Anonymous

    I disagree.  They don’t know more, they know different.  While to say they have instant access to more information than fifty years ago is obvious it’s equally obvious these kids are not being taught relevant information.  Who decides what’s relevant?  Not me, obviously, but school boards, systems and officials.  And it’s equally obvious that the large majority of those institutions are progressive in nature.  If one has little understanding of historical and geographical fact, one hasn’t the necessary foundation to accurately formulate a valid perspective of one’s world.  What was wrong with the school system fifty years ago, you ask?  Are you kidding?  Combine today’s instant access to knowledge with 1962 educational dicipline and environment and the results would be stunningly different.  Not knowing Biden’s name or that Canada and Mexico border the US (how is that even possible?) is not by themselves important you could argue, maybe, but it’s indicative of a serious deficiency in curriculum.  I’m embarrassed for these kids and utterly disappointed by our schools and by association, progressivism.

  • Anonymous

    This is not even funny, it’s downright scary! These are the people that are the future for our country.

  • Anonymous

    You’re right. When I first went to college there weren’t many remedial courses and a lot of interesting ones. When I went back 10 years later, half of the freshman classes were remedial and many of the history classes were gone and only two economics courses were left.

  • Anonymous

    This is majorally pathetic.  The dumbing down of our children is working quite well.  If I were a student today I would be outraged to discover my education has been so sorely neglected.  We recognize that teachers are better taken care of than the children. The NAEP scores reflect that over the years there has been no measureable difference in working knowledge gain and critical thinking skills with governmental interferance and union involvement. As well integrity is sorely lacking with plagiarism an epidemic.  The unfortunate aspect of this is many of our adults are similarly affected-just as ignorant and complacent. Education is the foundation of a society. It is the job of the elders to pass knowledge on for survival purposes.  If a child neglects to learn or does not have the opportunity of  developing skills the society fails.   

  • Anonymous

    I am speechless.

  • Anonymous

    That reminds me. I  had a thought: If ANYONE is going to run for president of the United States, shouldn’t he/she have to pass (100%)a written exam on The Constitution and the Amendments BEFORE being allowd to sign the filing papers? Case in point” The State of the Union Address Obama gave. (BTW, that was not a state of the union address. It was a re-election campaign speach. Shouldn’t there be a law against doing that?)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shannon-Ward/100001346382214 Shannon Ward

    OH my

  • Anonymous

    There are a few. And there are more that vote conservatively most of the time, if for nothing else, to make their constituents think they are conservative. They’ll vote progressive if it’s really important, but they want to be reelected (the primary purpose of any politician), so they vote the way they think will please most of their constituents much of the time. Incumbency and party are not always enough to ensure reelection, and many of them are smart enough to recognize that.

  • Sarah Goane

    This is why every high school student should have to take a Civics and Law course, that’s what I have to do this year, and I have known quite a few of these questions since 9th grade. With the 52 stars on the flag it make you wonder what they are learning. I’ve known that since just about 1st grade. I’m sure they were caught off guard but some of the questions they should have only needed to pause a second then be able to answer correctly.

  • Anonymous

    and just to think, before glenn became an expert on everything he couldn’t answer a lot of those either.  too busy calling up a rival DJ’s wife and making fun of her miscarriage to learn stuff like that.

  • Anonymous

     that’s right, it’s not outmoded.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Susan-Anderson/1249598008 Susan Anderson

    wow…scary.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, we all did moronic thinks when younger.  If true, I would guess he’s embarrassed by that moment in his life.  But you know, you continue to mature and grow and one day you find yourself in a new place, full of instinct, wisdom and clarity and an innate ability to communicate your ideas and concerns to a mass audience.  And all that other junk doesn’t matter.  Either his perspective resonnates with you or it does not.  Do you grok?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6A6JDIDOB4GXPM6XK4ZNSYWSLY patrick t

    Michele Bachman did not know that many of our “Founding Fathers” owned slaves. One idiot at Atlanta City Hall insisted that there had been “ hundreds or thousands” of amendments to the U.S. Constitution. I believe the actual number is closer to 27, although that may change if we go on the metric system write our laws on an etch-a sketch.

    Many people have no idea what the terms “East,West,North and South mean. One grown woman told me the Atlanta airport was “on the north side of town where the white folks live”. When I told her it was actually south of the city, she said “that’s just your opinion.”

    I will be flying to Narnia on my magic auto-gyro to research this further. I can see Nigerians from my back yard.

  • Anonymous

    Just Think What America Will Look Like In (20) Years. Union Teachers Should Be Removed,
     Given A New Job, Moping Floors In A Kitchen Some Where Where There Big Time Education
     Will Best Serve The People, “CONGRESS FLOOR” Maybe They Could Pass Some Dirt Into
     Law…..  Another Obama Job,Building More Government Jobs, Perfect… JUST WHAT WE
       NEED  !!!!!!!!!

  • TylerDurden

    “This is by design”…Give me a break. When I went to school, I paid attention and other students chose not to. Guess what? I earned better grades than them. It’s not the teacher’s fault when some students ace a class and others refuse to listen and fail.

  • Anonymous

    Okay, let me get this straight.  Glenn’s outrage over this outrageous tape is unjustified, because he isn’t absolutely perfect.  Is that an accurate summation of your thought process?

    I ask because you yourself appear to be outraged at Glenn.  So if I apply your own rules to your own statement, I can accept your opinion IF you are absolutely perfect, or I will be outraged at your outrage if you are flawed.  Which is it?

  • TylerDurden

    This kind of video is so deceptive. I could go around filming Tea Party members who have no clue about anything. Does that mean that every Tea Party member is clueless? Of course not.

  • Anonymous

    hahaha, how convenient you choose the tea party to make the comparison with LOL

  • Anonymous

    we DO have all these comments though, made by elected officials against a specific constituency that they disagree with, imagine that ; )

    Obama (D-pres) “Tea Party Lackeys”

    Biden (D-VP) “Tea partyterrorists”

    Hoffa (D-thug) “Let’s take these SOBs out”

    Rep Carson (D-IN) “Some of them in Congress right now with this tea party movement would love to see you
    and me, hanging on a tree”.

    Guitierrez (D-IL) “The arsonists must be stopped”.

    Doyle (D-PA) “The small group of terrorists has made it impossible to spend any money”.

    Doyle (D-PA)”We have negotiated with terrorists”.

    Wilson (D-FL) “The real enemy is the tea party”.

    Waters (D-CA) “Tea Party can go straight to he!!”.

    Cleaver (D-MO)
    Compromise is a sugar coated Satan sandwich.

    Pelosi (D-CA) “A side of Satan fries”.

    http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=u46QoT_eNQ8
    Pelosi trying to cry over the supposed violent tea party folks LOL

    tinyurl.c om/dgcuth
    Pelosi calls the Tea Party “astroturf”, says NOTHING about the wall street goons

    tinyurl.c om/3zsf9zo
    CBC says tea party wants to “ly nch” folks

    tinyurl.c om/3kub7xx
    John Kerry says NOT to give the Tea Party “equal time”

    tinyurl.c om/4ysgvwn
    CBC ginning up hatred, blaming the Tea party

  • TylerDurden

    Good afternoon Debra. Just an example. And I didn’t slam the Tea Party. Just pointing out that you shouldn’t stereotype an entire group of people.

  • Anonymous

    As a former high-school teacher, I honed in on one kid’s answer: “I was never taught that knowledge.”  THAT’s the problem, not that these kids are necessarily idiots.  I hope that this tape is played on their local radio stations and taxpayers confront both the history department AND the principal of this pitiful excuse of a school.  They should all be fired!

    I taught in Virginia and while the system there is FULL of flaws, the Republican legislature has rammed mandatory exams in American history down all public schools’ throats.  I am no fan of standardized exams, but I’ll take the Virginia system over the apparent non-system in THIS school any day! 

  • Anonymous

    you make the comparison and the FIRST thing that comes to mind is the tea party against uninformed school kids? hehehe, gotcha..good afternoon.

  • TylerDurden

    A similar list could be made of conservative politicians bashing liberals. I disagree with the opinions of both.

  • Anonymous

    show me ; ) This goes FAR beyond “bashing” the old two wrongs make a right lame argument Tyler? The TONE starts from the top ; )

    ** Obama: “They Bring a Knife…We Bring a Gun”
    ** Obama to His Followers: “Get in Their Faces!”
    ** Obama on ACORN Mobs: “I don’t want to quell anger. I think people are right to be angry! I’m angry!”
    ** Obama to His Mercenary Army: “Hit Back Twice As Hard”
    ** Obama on the private sector: “We talk to these folks… so I know whose a$ $ to kick.“
    ** Obama to voters: Republican victory would mean “hand to hand combat”
    ** Obama to lib supporters: “It’s time to Fight for it.”
    ** Obama to Latino supporters: “P unish your enemies.”

  • TylerDurden

    Gotcha? Alright is this better? I could make a video of clueless OWS supporters, but would that mean they all are stupid? No, of course not.

  • TylerDurden

    Political rhetoric. Those are not actual calls to violence and conservative politicians say the same kind of things.

  • Anonymous

    LOLOL yea, it would! LMAO support is dropping precipitously, even in SAN FRAN, imagine that!?

    So now is as good a time as any to remind people one of the core claims made by Barack Obama during his presidential campaign wasn’t simply that he would heal the planet;

    He would also heal the nation’s political breach.

    He would elevate the national debate.

    Reason would prevail over emotion.

    He would do away with what he called the “50 plus one” style of governing.

    Obama would “turn the page” on the “old politics” of division and anger.

    He would end a politics that “breeds division and conflict and cynicism.”

    He would help us to “rediscover our bonds to each other and … get out of this constant petty bickering that’s come to characterize our politics.”

    He would “cast off the worn-out ideas and politics of the past.”

    “I will listen to you,” Obama said on a stage in Grant Park on the night of his election, “especially when we disagree.”

    His election, he informed us, was a sign we had “chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord.”

    On the day of his inauguration he came to proclaim “an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn-out dogmas that for far too long have strangled our politics.”

    “The time has come to set aside childish things,” he told us on the day of his inauguration. And to paraphrase the Book of Isaiah, a community organizer shall lead us.

    http://www.commentarymagazine.c om/2012/01/27/obama-most-polarizing-president/

  • Anonymous

    hahaha, twisting and turning and deflecting ; )

  • TylerDurden

    Not twisting at all. Political rhetoric has always existed. To exaggerate it and try to turn it into something else is twisting and turning it. Was Sarah Palin really telling her fans to murder liberals when she said “Don’t retreat, reload”? No. And any liberal who tries to say she was is wrong.

  • Anonymous

    Sad, very sad, even when those that got a right answer seemed unsure of themselves.  How can this country continue when they can answer whos on the jersey shore but they cant answer how many stars are on our flag?

  • Snattlerake

    When I was in junior high school, passing a class called US Civics was mandatory for graduation and advancing to the 9th grade.  It was about how the 3 parts of the federal government, the executive, legislative and judicial branches are supposed to function.

    BTW, one of the first steps to restoring our Republic will require returning the selection of US Senators to the states, and doing away electing them by popular vote.

  • Anonymous

    oh bullchite Tyler, keep justifying, just like your tripe above about Palin and all the scummy vultures on the left trying to blame her for the AZ sh ooting LOLOL phony She NEVER said to mu rder anyone LMAO Conflate much? Funny how the journalistic rules CHANGE for YOU depending on who the PLAYERS are ; )

  • Anonymous

    There are actually several problems … along with students not learning there are teachers not teaching,even school systems changing grades inorder to improve their preformance reports,
    American students are smarter than most, but the the election won’t change our neglected school systems nor will floods of dollars.

  • TylerDurden

    Debra, did you not read what I posted? I said that Sarah Palin was not calling for violence, she was using political rhetoric. It seems the rules change for you.

  • TylerDurden

    Why are you so angry with me? I didn’t attack you, the Tea Party, Sarah Palin, or anybody. I am a proponent of self responsibility. The only person who is responsible for someone’s actions is themselves. Do you disagree?

  • Anonymous

    Great idea!  I agree!  The only problem is, instead of expecting young Americans to be able to pass this test, they will dumb it down so they can!  Grrrrr…

  • Anonymous

    I’m not angry at all. Why are you so defensive when I called you on your comparison and you can’t defend the DEMS violent, vitriol that I proved via links?

  • Anonymous

    I’m talking to OG now on the phone, she wanted to know if you tried to get onto the RP lately? She said you should be able to. Can you try and let me know?

  • Anonymous

    What chance do regular students have at learning when a students in the 95 percentile range, have been given ‘F’ under questionable teaching practices? What is happening to the smartest kids in the country?

  • Anonymous

      Let Me See, Bordering Country s Of The U.S.A.      DA!
      I hear, Canada, O-Mexico, {Hay, What Happen To Russia}
      Alaska,Canada, (Bearing Straight) When Frozen = {Russia}
      I Think, Maybe I’ll Get A Map Out & Check My Geography..

  • Anonymous

    Exactly Matthew. If you don’t invest in this country and don’t pay taxes, you don’t vote. It’s called an incentive.  And realistically, if you were intelligent enough to be debt free you would also be intelligent enough to realize that property is part of a good investment portfolio.

  • Anonymous

    Because while you’re working hard and growing as a person, you are also a recipient of tax money. Not allowing you to vote would provide the necessary incentive for you to do whatever it takes to get off of assistance and make your voice heard through your local ballot box.

  • TylerDurden

    A few people acting out does not mean that Democrat politicians are calling for actual violence. You seem to get defensive when I bring up Sarah Palin and defend her. You didn’t seem to understand that I was defending her.

  • Anonymous

    Sounds like they haven’t rammed those tests far enough. I hear a lot of teachers crying about NCLB as an unfunded mandate, yet I see billions of dollars sent to schools every year. Maybe it’s time to use the tax dollar efficiently. NCLB can be adjusted, just not “dumbed down” to satisfy the lowest common denominator.  Quit teaching to pass the tests and teach them the material to succeed in life.

    And PARENTS!!!  get involved with your child’s school life!!!  What is wrong with you people?  Yeah, I know it’s not fun, I have three in school right now. GROW UP!

  • Anonymous

    Did you see my post about TRP? try to see if you can get back in there. Anyways, I have to run. I get defensive when you try to justify the idiocy or vitriol on the left by trying to say someone on the right did this or that and make excuses, you always have done this and I don’t think you’ll ever change. The TONE comes from the TOP, from Obama and our elected officials, I proved their invective, vitriolic rhetoric and you make excuses. It’s WRONG and the cause of the divide in this nation. THEY should lead by example, PERIOD. When Palin said reload not retreat, that certainly wasn’t an euphemism for sh ooting someone! when Stern says let’s take these s o b’s out..I DUNNO! LOL

  • Anonymous

    BTW, HOW MANY TEA PARTIERS were arrested??? EVER? LOL I REST my case ; )

  • Anonymous

    A “few people “acting out” LOLOL how funny…how many Tea Party folks were arrested or burned anything or destroyed property again? OR for that matter, squatted for months on public party like the OWS or the WI squatters? LOL

  • TylerDurden

    I don’t justify anybody who is breaking the law. I’m just pointing out that there is no difference in the political rhetoric of the left or right. I have no wish to go back to TRP. The moderator Aaron is a coward and Sard is a paranoid lunatic.

  • TylerDurden

    I felt that the people who destroyed property at OWS events only hurt their cause and were not acting in a responsible manner.

  • Anonymous

    OK, just passing along a message to you from OG, I have to run, take care. BTW, I’m just pointing out there is a VAST difference in the political rhetoric of the left and right, you’re just too blind to see ; )

  • Anonymous

    AGAIN, thousands of arrests made, not ONE in ANY tea party event, just sayin…

  • TylerDurden

    Some of those arrests were valid, but others and the inappropriate use of tear gas was over the line.

  • Anonymous

    baloney

  • Anonymous

    Pathetic, but not news to me. I am certified to teach history and social sciences, 7-12 and adult, but by the time the students get to high school they have so little knowledge and so little motivation to learn American History it’s like trying to teach 2nd grade math to high school students, not much fun. By then, they’ve also been so politically indoctrinated by our government schools they think the Communist Manifesto is the Bill of Rights. Of course, they don’t know what the Bill of Rights is. Well, you get the picture…

  • matt zweckbronner

    wow are colleges & university’s aren’t teaching our own kids and their are future.  I’m so glad my little brother is home school. 

  • Anonymous

    Anyways, I’m outta here, have a good weekend.

  • Mitch Carter

    Where’s your list, Tyler? Where’s your video of ignorant Tea Partiers? 

    “Um, I don’t have one but I could easily make one.”No you couldn’t.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jw-Appling/100001282155183 J.w. Appling

    Its the WASL test that caused this. In Washington state they only test them on four subjects so thats all they teach now.

  • Anonymous

    I think Matthew Brown has a point about those who rent. But I would LOVE to see those being supported by us unable to outnumber us at the polls.

  • Anonymous

    Government has such a quality impact on the education, No Child Left Behind is another way of saying No Chance At All…….and we are losing the country, Why?

  • Anonymous

    I can’t tell if I should laugh or cry.

  • TylerDurden

    You missed my point Mitch.

  • TylerDurden

    You too.

  • TylerDurden

    I’m not excusing any bad behavior. I was merely pointing out that you can’t blame the political rhetoric of politicians for anybody’s behavior unless they made specific threats. The quotes you listed are no different than Sarah Palin or other Republicans. Are you trying to say that all liberals are violent? That would be incorrect.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_N7SY7RD7SIBAUJGCAW22ATJY6I Joyce S

    From the old school, four years of history and social studies, four years of math of some kind from basic math to  geomerty and etc, four years of English and English Lit, know the preamble of the constituon and Lincolns Gettsyburg address , the constituion as of that time each had to be memorized and sometime in the year you would be called on to stand in front of the class and repeat them . Geography two years, science two years biology two years this was the basics to graduate if you failed any of these you would not graduate, this seems harsh but I would not trade my school years for all the new uneducated schooling of today,

  • Anonymous

    bjv, this article is about you, huh?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-Fletcher/100001663881283 James Fletcher

    The dumbing down of America started when I was in grade school with the “Nongraded classes” I see that things have worked out as intended, they have created a race of Idiots that will be forever dependant and never question their Government becouse they know no better !

  • Anonymous

    1; The Economist asks a rhetorical question about the resemblance between modern U.S. academia and the U.S. auto industry after the bailout. Apparently not realizing that American academia was taken over by the same part of the “enlightened elite’” who now run the U.S. government decades earlier.2; In modern academia, “political correctness” trumps all. The idea that the system, run by “progressives”, must constantly re-commit itself to stamping out gender or cultural/ethnic “bias” against duly-certified “disadvantaged” groups is the only thing considered important enough to warrant hard-copy notification in an email age. (This means that failure to comply amounts to treason against the system- You Have Been Warned In Writing.)3; The ability (feigned or otherwise) to achieve (2) will be tested by what amount to “thought police” who have the authority to ruin the careers of anyone deemed insufficiently enthusiastic about same. Other than that, their jobs are little more than sinecures’ (i.e., they don’t actually have to do anything, or indeed even know HOW to do anything).4; This “philosophy” is prevalent across the spectrum of so-called “liberal arts” on campus. To attain a degree, one merely needs to agree with whatever the (radically-progressive) professor says. To the point that plagiarism, use of “paper mills”, and other unethical techniques of creating publishable papers are authorized, or at least winked at, as long as the professors’ orthodoxy is not challenged in any way whatsoever. And such courses are required for graduation, as much to ensure employment for the professors as to ensure that all students learn to “think the right way” about everything. 5; This lack of scholastic rectitude does not extend to the “hard” sciences (math, engineering, etc.), but only because they are seen as the red-headed b*****d stepchildren on campus. The real power lies in the cloistered halls of the “social sciences”, where all the professors are engaged in turning the place into a “temple of irrelevant logic-chopping”, to quote James Burke (describing the last time this happened in Western academia, just prior to the Catholic/Protestant schism – read “The Day The Universe Changed”, and/or look up “Martin Luther”).6; As a consequence of the stepchild status of actual sciences, most graduates in same today are not from the U.S.- they are foreign students who come here for the excellence of such education, which is available no where else on Earth at present. The author speculates on what may happen when they go home and start working and/or teaching such subjects there, leaving us with graduate schools full of students who are experts in nothing but being More Politically Correct Than The Person In The Next Office Over. Who designs the bridges and builds the power plants then? (And if they are actually built, who operates them?)

  • Anonymous

    The Obama regime would be happy to have all children “fat, dumb and democrat”. Take away peoples personal responsibility and this is the mess you end up with. Our public education system is achieving its objective of producing compliant citizens. An educated citizenry would not allow these excesses.While the school system, especially the union-dominated public schools continued to churn out functionally illiterate graduates, in the staggering order of 36% of total output in some localities , the entertainment industry conspired to commercially nurture a mindless citizenry, happily unaware of its cultural illiteracy. What with instant gratification as the most dominant operational impetus in this age of light speed modern technology, moral illiteracy if not moral imbecility is bound to follow as surely as day follows night. It is precisely in this context that the election of President Obama fits ever so snugly into the progressivist template for a takeover of the country. The recent passage of ObamaCare into law with its concomitant federal takeover of the student loan program sort of sealed the deal for the federalization of education. Most of our young, will never see the dagger coming to murder their futures.

  • Anonymous

    Our public education system is failing because government is under no obligation to serve you.
    January 2, 2011 – by Howard NemeHoward NemeWhen the education system and military fail, what will you do?
    The Associated Press recently reported:Nearly one-fourth [23%] of the students who try to join the U.S. Army fail its entrance exam, painting a grim picture of an education system that produces graduates who can’t answer basic math, science and reading questions, according to a new study released Tuesday.U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said:Too many of our high school students are not graduating ready to begin college or a career — and many are not eligible to serve in our armed forces. I am deeply troubled by the national security burden created by America’s underperforming education system.Two major federal government agencies admit that:Our children are not receiving a quality education; Our military is at risk of failing to provide for our defense. Government threatens our national security through its inability to provide services paid for by our taxes.Some folks persist with the myth that government will fix itself, but the Supreme Court defines another reality.Associated Press recently reported:Nearly one-fourth [23%] of the students who try to join the U.S. Army fail its entrance exam, painting a grim picture of an education system that produces graduates who can’t answer basic math, science and reading questions, according to a new study released Tuesday.U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said:Too many of our high school students are not graduating ready to begin college or a career — and many are not eligible to serve in our armed forces. I am deeply troubled by the national security burden created by America’s underperforming education system.Two major federal government agencies admit that:Our children are not receiving a quality education; Our military is at risk of failing to provide for our defense. Government threatens our national security through its inability to provide services paid for by our taxes.Some folks persist with the myth that government will fix itself, but the Supreme Court defines another reality.

  • TylerDurden

    When conservative Florida radio host Joyce Kaufman went to a Tea Party rally on July 4, she got so fired-up that she was moved to make a fairly incendiary statement: “If ballots don’t work, bullets will.”

    What’s the difference? Or when Tea Party candidate Sharon Angle said that there are second amendment solutions to elections that don’t go your way. What did they mean?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Raymond-Fink/100002245616329 Raymond Fink

    Ok, so we know the schools (not all, but enough of ‘em) are not meeting their charter.  I ask:  Who are the parents of these children, and do they know who their children are?   I have contended for quite some time that the parents of today have children just as we used to ‘have’ puppies.  “It’s so CUTE!”.  Then, obviously, they become a chore rather than the human being responsible for THEIR children (read:  my Grandchildren). 

    It’s embarrassing, and a pure shame.  I don’t blame the schools as much as I blame the parents who don’t make sure their children are getting the education they are surely, and sorely, going to need.

    –Fink

  • Anonymous

    Give him a break, J.w.  It’s because he saw so many Asians there—he just got sorta

    confused.

  • Anonymous

    Sorry, roy.  Didn’t know yours was a serious post.

  • Anonymous

    Glenn, you live in Texas now. I invite you to my school to observe and learn the truth. My students know the laws that control teachers. Please don’t judge until you learn what’s really happening. I’ve taught thirty-five years, and I’m sadden by what is happening.

  • Anonymous

    Forgot about that one, J.w.   But Hawaii is ”sorta close” to Asia, isn’t  it?

  • Anonymous

    And to think these kids will pass their exams and get accepted into college.The bad thing is that the colleges don`t even teach them either.

  • http://www.facebook.com/equinn2 Eric Quinn

    This is pathetic. Sad, and very, very, Scary to me. 

  • Anonymous

    I sincerely hope you are not calling me a leftist. And yes I have read your above post & ‘liked’ it. Of course parents are not entirely the blame. But they are big part of it in many failing school districts. Something I didn’t add was the problem of parents with so little involvement that they REFUSE to come to even one parent teacher conference a year. No matter how many days, hours are made available to them they refuse to come.The number that even bother to reply are miniscule with lame and ridiculous excuses. Many of these are the parents of the sstudents with behavior problems in school. Hmmmm think there is a coorelation there??? Parentsd don’t give a damn about schooling & students whom act up. Hmmm lets ponder that.  One aspect of this is that these students take time and attention away from the good students whom are there to learn. The students whose parents do give a damn and show up for conferences. The parents whom expect their child to do homework & behave in class.  These are the parents whom may be posting here.
    And yes there is blame to the leftist mentality.  I have talked with board members & our local city commisioner  with ideas but all fell on deaf ears. And lets not talk about the incompetant  District Superintendant. He reminds me & my daughter of BO, all talk no substance, narcissistic & a major mistake.  
       BTW my main idea to the board, superintendant etc. is to make the parents sign an agreement at the beginning of each year that they will  1. Attend at least one parent teacher conference a year   2. See that their child show them their homework & then do it.  Now this idea wasn’t original to me. This was implemented years ago in another state in a failing school district  and it then showed remakable improvement.
     Unions are a big problem too.My daughter has not joined the union & has no use for it & most of the better teachers agree.

  • Anonymous

    This tape is unbelievable. If this is the smarts of our kids in school, they might as well shut them ALL down. What aren’t they teaching? It sure is not what is real, and we pay teachers. My,GOD. I thought they were trying to dumb down America, well this sure proves it. What the heck is happening to our country?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1433607239 Dan Beckett

    As a highschool student I can honestly say that probably 90% of kids at my school wouldnt know the answers to these questions, however  there is a small group that would know these easy, but only because they actually care about their education and are in AP US History like me, but I think it is these kids refusal to care more than by design, (but it definitely does play a part)

  • TylerDurden

    youtu.be/ht8PmEjxUfg

  • TylerDurden

    youtu.be/lUPMjC9mq5Y

  • Anonymous

    1st of all Washington state have a state wide school rule that girls showing their cleavage are not allowed entrance to school!!  No exceptions!!  I do not want to pay for any more than 4 years for children to complete their basic education.  If they cannot pass college entrance exams, they do not go.  Give them a shovel and an apron.  I am a teacher who has taught since the 70′s.  We didn’t get to this abyss overnight and it is going to take a generation for it to sink in that school is a privilege, that knowledge is power and that bad choices have consequences. I am a history teacher.

  • http://twitter.com/weavvvvaaa Nick Weaver

    this is the exact reason, why I am going to be a teacher in a year.  I refuse to let any student leave my class like that.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Irina-Krasnyuk/745534442 Irina Krasnyuk

    Why our schooling is different from our talking? I think the problem is in history. Here we have the kids who see the teachers dumb, and we have the teachers who see the kids dumb. Thus the history develops. It develops and develops till it’s time to forget about it. But at this point  we may face a dilemma: whether to pick up ass -A or to remain illiterate.

  • Anonymous

    Sounds like my high school education.  Memory work and recitation were important. It was something that you worked on diligently and were very proud of yourself when you could recite it perfectly! And I still remember many phrases today.  Kids do not memorize anything anymore, therefore they do not know. High school education used to supercede what is being turned out for completion of a college education today.

  • Anonymous

    I remember when I was in School. if you where caught with a calculator, you could get suspended for cheating!  Now a day`s, “Students” are required to have computers that I beleive, circumvent a Student`s abillity too do any independent thinking. Learning anything! requires the student to use Inductive and deductive reasonning processes in order that the Student not only understands the Course Study at hand, but how to retain what they`ve learned. The fact is, If your sending your children too a “Public” School, You are Basically throwing them too the Wolfs! The Liberal Machine is manufacturing an army of misgided missfits with no sense of self Identity, Self respect or Love of Country or Comunnity, Plain and Simple! Take a Generation, You can take a Country! destroy their History, Destroy their Future!

  • Anonymous

    The kids don’t have to learn – all they have to do is be trained on how to operate the machines and “know” where to find the answers.

    Take away the machines and they’re lost – they won’t even know how to communicate.

  • Anonymous

    You should go back and read some of earlier writings of Ms. Ginsburg! Back to 1969, this lady has been out there! She also stated that we should look to international law to set precedent. Gee, and we thought they all swear to follow and defend the Constitution! What a joke!

  • Anonymous

    Maybe the Tea Party shouldn’t have thrown their hats in with Repubs. Too late in game now to have a candidate that’s more conservative. I use to be an independent. But, after current administration, I’ve been pushed to the far right! It appears the entire democratic party is now the democratic social party. I’m not a socialist, and don’t wish to live in a country that is. I don’t want a fundmental change to the foundation of America, and it’s constitution! Reminds me of a song, “If I Could Change The World,”  That appears what BO is trying to do! Not just US. Look at all the madness in mideast that he has encouraged! Scary!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jw-Appling/100001282155183 J.w. Appling

    What used to be the left is now considered far right.

  • Deborah Reppenhagen

    I have teens that woud like to do this in their schools and around town.   What legal document do we need signed and by whom (parents or kids).  We’re in Texas.  Anyone have info on this>?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001822123034 Scott Ryan

    FYI: Here’s something VERY IMPORTANT if you have children
    and plan to watch the Super Bowl this Sunday.

    NFL &
    Goodell to violate Children AGAIN on Super Bowl Sunday

    In hiring Madonna, the NFL knows what they are getting: The women famous for
    being arrested for masturbating on a bed in front of all her once teenaged
    fans, desecrating and using the crucifix as a sexual prop and of course the
    lesbian kiss seen around the world on national television with Britney Spears
    and Christina Aguilera. My “exposé” is meant to bring the rightful
    shame to the NFL & Goodell as they TARGET children…  http://youtu.be/AaIM3Mbq4uM

  • Anonymous

    This would be totalitarism – some people on Food Stamps are helped to survive when unemployed or momentarily handicaped. People like you are not what the majority of Americans are: compassionate! Wish you to be treated better than you would treat the others.

  • Anonymous

    FIRST OF ALL, THEY SHOULD BE ABLE TO SPEAK AND KNOW HOW TO READ THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE!

  • Enoch Strife

    Mel Brooks presents “The Stupidest People In The History Of The World Part 1″

    I think it’s safe to say that at this point we are officially screwed.

  • John Rettberg

    I would like to see the answers that our elected representatives would give to the naturalization test. Or better yet basic questions based on the constitution. If BO is a constitutional scholar and he doesn’t get it, there is little hope for the average congressional representative.

  • Anonymous

    What shoud we expect it is not taught anymore these kids have all the advantages today & know nothing they don’t know math either.  Very sad .

  • Anonymous

    Excellent idea   thnak you for your comment  Good luck on becoming a United States citizen.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1039694234 Shelby Solomon

    I wrote a rather lengthy response to this video, attempting to dissect it on my blog.  It chronicles how apathy has become rampant in this country, and what we can do to stop it. http://thenextamericans.blogspot.com/2012/02/when-will-we-ever-need-to-know-this.html

  • Anonymous

    You and people like you are the exception.   That’s why laws can’t be written in black and white.   

  • Anonymous

    Don’t you think if teachers rose up and fought the unions collectively, they could at least bring awareness to the public and start from there?  I think they should mobilize with-in themselves and teach what they know to be truths.

      If indeed Romney is the nominee and is voted in, this should be  #1 on his agenda.   Parents need to play a role in the lives of their children;   make do with less, and one should stay home and be the stewards they were meant to be.

  • Anonymous

    If every educator collectively rose up and demanded change, they would at the very least get coverage.   

    Bring this to the attention of Bill OReilly.  Something has to be done about the system that is lying to the next generation of kids.   Those of you that have young children, pay attention and get involved in your school districts.  Those of you who care and are smart enough to know what’s going on that is.  

    jimrawson, a blogger here, said it best.  Look for his post.

  • Anonymous

    Obama and the rest like him are the problem.     Evil does exists when good men do nothing.    It is up to this generation to make certain the next are properly taught and we are nothing our job very well.  
    We’ve identified the problem, now let’s fix it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/darkgothic2002 Helena Marie Taylor

    i just want to know what if someones on disability (because they are actually disabled) and on food stamps and on medicaid. should they still be able to vote??? are you saying that if someone was on those above they shouldnt be able to vote??? 

  • http://www.facebook.com/darkgothic2002 Helena Marie Taylor

    i think they illegal aliens and the people here that dont speak english should learn english and/or come here legally before being able to vote. call me ignorant or what-not but im tired of these people taking benefits from you and me because they have an baby here in the states or being able to vote.

  • http://twitter.com/fawnday Fawn Macnamera

    Oh, relax. These videos where kids can’t answer question are funny. The sad thing is that teachers tell kids they need to do outside reading. When the kids are interested enough to do that and answer essay questions on tests the teacher gives failing grades because the stuff wasn’t studied in class. No wonder kids can’t care less about gettting the right answers anymore. Give the kids a break about who is running for president and who the Vice President is. How many of us could bother caring about that when we were their age?

  • Michael Dennis

         It really is sad to see how poor American education has
    become. Our schools are completely failing when students don’t even know the
    two freaking countries that border us–”..there is too many”. If this
    country falls through, it is, in no small part, due to the lack of actual
    education on behalf of our schools and colleges, a sad level of common sense,
    and the extreme level of ignorance expressed by, at least, the last two
    generations. If we are to grow out of this epidemic, we as students need to
    realize that it is our educational system that is screwing us and that we need
    to actively pursue higher education through our own research and
    motivation–not by trusting the many instructors and advisers who have been
    spoon feeding us lies (whether this is done knowingly or not). Too many
    students today, obtain a college degree, along with all incurred debt, only to
    find that they are unhirable, because they were led to believe that a certain
    study would be invaluable (i.e. classical arts*) or that have abundant
    knowledge in a core field, but were never taught how to go out and apply their
    knowledge. I truly believe that we need to rethink our country’s educational
    design as it is currently very flawed, but to also take a look at our leaders’
    ideals that have greatly encouraged this failing and to begin to move away from
    them. Until these changes are made, our country’s problem will only grow worse.

     
    *Please note that I am not knocking this study, but
    rather remarking at the fact that such a study, and others like it, is worth very little in a
    struggling economy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002246135221 Donald Blake

    As a parent and a former School Resource Officer I am
    convinced the greatest disservice I may have done to my children is to have
    placed them in a public school education.  Although I dedicated my career
    to salvaging some of these children from this dysfunctional system I can state
    that the greatest opposition to providing a secure and safe learning
    environment came from the Administration of the School District and the parents
    who represented a “special interest” segment of the student population.  The Administration of the School District was
    able to shut down the School Resource Officer program several years ago to
    avoid being listed as an at risk school per the No Child Left Behind Act
    criteria.  The Administration turned a
    blind eye to the increase in truancy, drug activity and violence.  Acts of violence and drug activity went
    unreported or under reported.  The
    truancy rate increased.  To address this
    increase the definition of truancy was redefined.  Students who dropped out were not recorded as
    a dropout until the end of the next year reporting requirement.  To mask the reduction in students who were
    graduating the Administration and State Department of Education began issuing
    Certificates of Mastery.  For those no
    able to achieve the lesser certificate the GED program was recommended.  This was offered at a satellite school that
    would not affect the graduation statistics of our School District.

    Until our School Districts are returned to our control and
    our children are no longer used a lab rats in experiments in social engineering
    I implore all parents who care for your children and their future to seek
    alternatives to public school.  Your sacrifices
    now will pay big benefits to your children, your community and yourself in the
    future.  

  • Anonymous

    Actually, there’s nothing wrong with the Constitution. It’s probablyone of the most important documents in History. For nearly 250 years it has been the guide for our nation. However, starting in the early 1900s politicians began to reinterpret certain parts of it until, over the years many of its tenets have been completely either ignored or turned on their heads. Go back and read it, then read the Federalist papers. I think you will find that it is one of the most well-thougt-out documents you will ever read. If we would just follow it completely most of our national problems would be eliminated.
    We need to have the separation of powers between the three branches of government, executive, legislative and judiciary, and we need to recognize the limits it places on each branch. And we definitely need to have enforced the idea of a limited federal government. There are powers given to the central government. They are carefully laid out. Any power that is not clearly defined in the Constitution as the responsibility of the Federal Government must be returned to the individual states. That is why we don’t need a Department of Education, a Department of Health, a Department of Energy. These and others are not the Federal responsibility but the responsibility of the states, based on the Constitution.

  • Alison Roth

    I’d just like to say… I’m in high school I don’t know ANYONE who’s this stupid. I hate videos like this because they make people make generalizations that every high school student is an idiot. They obviously cut all the kids who knew the answers from the video, or purposefully didn’t ask them. Why would you ask a kid who got a 5 (highest score) on the AP US History national exam these questions if you want to make people look stupid? You wouldn’t. And it also upsets me when these things are automatically blamed on the school and the teachers. Some teachers suck, yeah. I know, I’ve had some of them. But most teachers DON’T suck. Frankly… there are some students who refuse to learn anything. And the teachers try as hard as they can, but it doesn’t matter what they do sometimes. The kids are still idiots. So videos like this… in 99% of cases really shouldn’t be blamed on the teachers or the schools
    (Of course, there is that 1% like my 9th grade Modern World History class where I had to sit through videos about how wonderful Stalin, Hitler, Mao, and Mussolini were. My teacher hated me because I always corrected her and her stupid movies. That was just one teacher though. Honestly, she was the only bad history teacher I’ve ever had, and the rest have more than made up for it.) . Blame it on the kids. But not all of them because this is not an accurate representation of most high school students. Everyone I’m friends with could answer every single one of these questions. 

  • Anonymous

    I am a 55 year old woman who is going to college for the first time. Two weeks ago, in my English Composition class, we read an article from Newsweek Mag. dated 1983. The students didn’t know you Michael Gorbechov (spelling?) was or what the Marxist-Lenninist doctrine was. I was horrified and had to bite my tongue so as not to say something. These are the young people who will probably all follow ‘Obummer’ at the poll like a bunch of dumb sheep to the slaughter. God help our country. . . please!

  • Anonymous

    Right on, Hans-Erik!  But even if they couldn’t pass a test, ACORN spin-offs would be registering them to vote anyway.  We conservatives must become the “squeakiest wheels on the wagon”.  We have to say, “We are not going to take it anymore!” and start getting the education of our young citizens back.  Run for school boards, volunteer in classrooms, start a neighborhood group that talks about these education problems.  Let’s turn our complaints and worries into action.  You know, like our Organizer-in-Chief, only on the other end of the spectrum!
    P.S.  I think Ruth Bader is outmoded.

  • Anonymous

    I am a naturalized citizen since 2006 and studied history and government. I want to congratulate Hans-Erik for his decision and wish him all the best as an American citizen.
    The question for me is if this video is an isolated case in Washington State or if this is the general perception of our teenagers. I remember that if you don’t know your history, you are doomed to make the same mistakes. Do not elect the teenagers in Washington State as our new leaders.

  • Anonymous

    I am a naturalized citizen since 2006 and studied history and government.  It can be done!  I wish to congratulate Hans-Erik on his decision for citizenship and wish him all the best as a citizen.  The question for me is if this video is an isolated case in Washington State or if it is the general perception of our teenagers.  If you don’t know your history, you are doomed to make the same mistakes. Do not elect the teenagers as our future leaders!

  • Anonymous

    Is this an isolated case in Washington State or the general perception of our teenagers?
    I am not convinced about the Ruth Bader Ginsberg theory.

  • Anonymous

    Sorry for the duplications. My fault.  If you read one, just ignore the other two.
    This is the first time to comment. I was not sure if the first one was posted.

  • Anonymous

    It could be that the videographer kid purposely chose the dumbest kids to answer his questions in order to get the desired results.  It could also be that most kids in that school ARE dumb.  Look at the answers Leno gets when he is Jaywalking.  Too many of our citizens are ignorant, dumb, or both.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002246135221 Donald Blake

    I am in agreement that passing a test to vote would be a great idea.  I am sorry to say that in a country were you can not even require a photo identification to reduce the rampant voter fraud I don’t expect that literacy will become a requirement.  In the 46th Congressional District election of 1996 incumbent Congressman Robert Dornan was defeated by 980 votes and contested the election when evidence of massive voter fraud was uncovered.  The subsequent investigation by the California Secretary of State, Bill Jones, took over a year and was submitted to Congress.  This investigation proved that undocumented (illegal) aliens were recruited to register to vote and then voted for Loretta Sanchez-Brixey.  Warren Peter of the Los Angeles Times reported in 1998 that “In consultation with the INS, the House committee identified as many as 4,700 questionable registration affidavits,but the probe was dropped before these affidavits could be investigated.  The truth of the matter is that the documentation proved that 4700 voter registration affidavits had been signed and submitted to the Orange County Registrar’s Office by non-citizens.  February 7, 1998, CNN.com. reported that “A Congressional investigation found evidence that 624 votes were indeed
    cast by non-citizens. An additional 124 votes had already been thrown
    out by California officials.”  CNN continued to report that due to the low numbers the investigation was halted.  This was not factual.  The Secretary of State’s investigation uncovered thousands of voter registrations that were submitted by non citizens, who later became citizens and voted.  The person’s who illegally completed and submitted these voter registrations committed three felony crimes that could have prevented them from becoming citizens.  Sufficient numbers of those who submitted the illegal voter registration forms obtained their citizenship and voted.  The position of the Secretary of State, Bill Jones, was that the votes of persons who had illegally registered to vote were void.  Former Acting Secretary of State, Tony Miller, in support of the Democrat Party, took the opposite position and stated that to disregard those votes would disenfranchise these new citizens from the right to vote.  The Congressional investigation was halted because the new term for Congress was coming up and the Congressional Committed stated it was useless to pursue the matter and to let the people decide in the up coming election if Sanchez was to remain in office. No one in the entire investigation was ever charged with the crime of voter fraud.

    It was a long way around the bush to point a finger at both houses of Congress who are unwilling to address voter fraud, until it happens to them.  

  • Anonymous

    I feel so blessed my two teenage daughters know our history so well. Mainly, because every vacation we went on a history vacation.  It certainly paid off in class.  A lot depends on the parents.

  • Anonymous

    It is by design. Does that mean that the progressive movement did a wonderful job to intimidate our children?  Is it to rewrite our history to suit their own purpose?

  • Anonymous

    Three things need to happen for a country to fall to socialism, disarmament, dependency and the rewriting of history.  These three are running their course right now.  One more term of Obama and he will have completed this mission.  Along with the rewriting of our nations history is the intentional stultification of learning.  Ergo Beck is right — this is intentional.  Liberals have no patriotism nor soul.  They are clouds without rain.  They are an apparition that only idiots can see.  American needs to get back to her Christian heritage.

  • Anonymous

    This video shows .. we keep putting more and more money into our schools .. and its like put it in a deep pit. The Teachers and schools  are NOT doing their jobs. The schools are NOT teaching our USA history  and are not teaching how our government works. This video PROVES we as parents need to nail the schools to the cross so to speak and teach what should be being taught or else HOME School our children, because they are NOT learning what they should be learning in the current school system. SHAME on US and shame on the schools!

  • Anonymous

     You are so very right!

  • Anonymous

    Since more and money doesn’t work and seems to make things worse, why not cut the budget in half and see if they’re smart enough and care enough to figure out how do more with less?

    We bankrupted the Soviet Union in the arms race. That event led to the collapse of the Soviet Union and the “Soviet Bloc”. Look at our technology and the spiraling costs. We’re going to have the most expensive education and military that money CAN’T buy.

  • Anonymous

    Since more and money doesn’t work and seems to make things worse, why not cut the budget in half and see if they’re smart enough and care enough to figure out how do more with less?

    We bankrupted the Soviet Union in the arms race. That event led to the collapse of the Soviet Union and the “Soviet Bloc”. Look at our technology and the spiraling costs. We’re going to have the most expensive education and military that money CAN’T buy.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/X5767LQJYUYOPADRCAZ3OHUVLE John D

    i love history and am a amassed that so meany know so little a bout so much  and they think that they are so smart because they got a paper that say they graduated form so school that taught them nutting but charged them so much … 

  • Aaron

    Copied to Sard- who by the way is not a paranoid lunatic. If you could ever tell the truth, you might want to let these good people know that you were blocked for being a troll, for being a liar and being disrespectful to the moderator and for disrupting and dividing.  Man up.  You were warned.  You chose to ignore the warning.  TRP is a great place for REAL DEBATE and more importantly, “Conservative Thought Unchained” with tremendous award winning articles by Sard, and terrific articles by many others.  How pathetic of you, Turden. You definitely have shown who is the real coward here.

  • TylerDurden

    Good morning Aaron. I never lied about anything. You banned me because you could not handle the truth that Obama was born in Hawaii. That’s it. You were disrespectful. You called me “turden”. You couldn’t handle evidence presented to you. As far as Sard being paranoid, I’ve seen how he flips out on people and accuses them of being things they probably are not. You would not allow any “real debate”. You just call me a liar. You are the biggest coward of all.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jeanne-Tocco/1644306388 Jeanne Tocco

    Easy as breathing for my 16 yo homeschooled son. We would be ROFLPIMPK if it was possible for him to work hard enough to support all of these fools on welfare. Its not possible, so we are up the creek……He does find the “girl in gray” hot. So, if she’s a Christain and wants to meet a tall, handsome sax player, who wants to be a biomedical engineer….:)  reply to the post.

  • TylerDurden

    By the way, how many non-moderators post at TRP anymore? You have driven away a large number of them with your dismissive, arrogant attitude. I learned that you were DMP over at FN. You were nothing but a troll. Oblivious of the facts and there just to annoy and incite. Not much has changed except for your name and avatar picture.

  • Joe W.

    Aaron…”diemuslimpigs” has done more to mess TRP up than PTL ever did, Tyler. Consider yourself among the lucky who have been banned. That place does NOT allow debate in any way, shape or form. It’s all about kitties, tea, and music videos. And y’all better tow the line with your views, Tyler. They can’t handle debate there.

  • Anonymous

    We should start a club, The Banned From TRP. I was banned because the bubble gum girls think I hate women because of a blond joke.

  • Joe W.

    They’ve banned more good people than they have people still posting there. “Conservative Thought-Unchained”?? BS…They have all thought chained and shackled…or you’re gone….hypocrites and loons.

  • Anonymous

    Last time I went there and Lurked, there is still only the regular few posting. 8-12 posts an hour is not what I would call a growning blog.

  • Joe W.

    It’s hard to grow when you kick folks that disagree with you out. What is the point of it all, if not to have an engaging discussion, allowing all points of view??

  • TylerDurden

    Good morning Joe. Aaron is one of the most pathetic posters I have ever seen on the internet. I saw what she did to TV. Aaron has absolutely no class and is worse than the people she claims she is against.

  • TylerDurden

    I think it is funny that she has reported me to Sard. Should I be scared? Should I beg for forgiveness? Absolutely not. How can she say that he is not a paranoid lunatic when he has her reporting negative feedback about his website back to him?

  • Joe W.

    Yep…She ranks right up there with fieldmouse3434, citymappin, and ashedredux….pathetic, dishonest and vicious. Her chickens are coming home to roost. She’s trying to get into it with OG as well. My money’s on OG in a knockout…

  • TylerDurden

    What is she getting into it with OG about? I would place my bet on OG as well, but Aaron is pretty quick to ban someone for a split second of disagreement. Then Sard will claim that OG is not who we thought she was…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Beth-Wood/100000585902228 Beth Wood

    I’m taking an awesome American Government class in college. I think that it should be taught in high school as a requirement.

  • Passionne

    You don’t really think it’ll end with a ban “there” do you? It didn’t in your case… seems to me you were found elsewhere for the sake of being poked at some more, wouldn’t surprise me to see it happen to someone else.

  • Joe W.

    I have known and respected Sard for over four years, Tyler. I neither know him nor respect him any more. Something has happened to him and it is not good at all. I pray for him, but I think that your assessment is spot on, Tyler.

  • Joe W.

    She is just being herself and snarking at OG’s posts. If she were to try to ban OG, I don’t think even Sard is that far gone to allow it. OG brings a lot to the table, Tyler. Aaron does not.

  • Anonymous

    One thing for sure Tyler, Aaron is one sick person. She has a mental problem and attempts to suck everyone into her cesspool.

  • TylerDurden

    Good morning Passionne. Of course it won’t end with a ban. I saw what they did to TV there, and I was far from impressed. By trying to shame him, they really shamed themselves by exposing how low they will go to “get back” at someone. Really childish behavior and anyone who still posts there saw how much the people who run the site respect their posters’ privacy.

  • Anonymous

    His actions and comments sure point to drugs and alcohol, could be wrong, but after twenty years working with D&A clients there sure are a lot of red flags flying.

  • TylerDurden

    Well, pretty soon it will be nothing but moderators congratulating their ruler for “award winning articles” that only they read. Kind of sad, really.

  • Anonymous

    While you may love history, you obviously don’t love spelling, punctuation, grammar, etc.  I’m confused: who is this “they?”  Those who have studied at a university? 

     It’s hard to respond to your comment, really, because it is so packed with assumptions and generalizations.  

  • Passionne

    Cyber bullying in its ugliest form. I personally make no mention of it anymore because in doing so all it does is draw attention to them and condones their dispicable actions. Some day perhaps some maturity will allow them to see it but I’m not going to hold my breath waiting to see it happen. Have a great day :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jeanne-Tocco/1644306388 Jeanne Tocco

    @ Beth Wood: great on you! In our high school, freshmen aren’t ALLOWED to take history. Oh, and in the world history class, they’ve been, wait for it, watching the movie, “Thor”. I might not be quite so incensed if it was in cultural studies or world literature, but have we really run out of world figures in one semester of history?

  • TylerDurden

    Have a great day as well.

  • Anonymous

         I was substituting for a high school geography teacher some time back. The first class of the day was a Junior class.  The topic was South America. One student  asked, “Where is South America, is it close to us?” Handing her a globe, I told her to find out for herself. When she took the globe from me she said it was broken. “It’s leaning to one side.” She had never learned about, or God forbid, been taught about Axial Tilt! I had to literally show her and her friends where South America was located, explain that it is not a single country, and when asked to locate ‘America’ on the globe, they couldn’t! They couldn’t find ‘America’ because it was labeled ‘United States.’ They didn’t know it was one and the same! Was this the result of mis-education? Or, is the goal to program Progressive Robots rather than actually educate our young people, our Nation’s most precious resource?    Shouldn’t we all just drop to our knees and Thank God that they will be voting in the next Presidential election? With such knowledgeable voters, ‘Lady Gaga’ and her running mate, ‘Snooki,’ has a good chance to win the 2012 Presidential election!
         On second thought, could ‘Lady Gaga’ and ‘Snooki’ really damage this country any more than this administration already has?  
         On second thought, could ‘Lady Gaga’ and ‘Snooki’ really damage this country any more than this administration already has?  

  • Anonymous

    Ok, the subheading of the lead in to this article says “This is by design”–whose design, Glenn? The evil “progressive” education system or the kids who shot the video?  Is that the story, or is this just a typical high school attempt at humor, a la Jay Leno’s person in the street interviews,wherein the basic premise is, let’s find the least informed or dumbsest people we can find who cannot answer simple questions? The kids who shot the video said:

    “The video that we made as a school project has received a lot of unexpected media attention, and has been co-opted into an ongoing political debate that has become quite volatile. It should be known that we filmed for several hours, during which time many students gave correct responses; the film represents a short segment of the most entertaining answers. The bottom line is that we made the video to get a few laughs around our school, and it turned into something bigger. It was not our intent to polarize people, set off a firestorm, or get people to point fingers. Having said that, people will take from it what they will. We want to continue our work as student journalists in a productive manner.”

    As I reflect on my public high school years, my large graduating class pretty much reflected a Bell curve when it came to intellect and knowledge. We had kids who took all the Advanced Placement classes, and we had kids in the lowest tiers who graduated by the skin of their teeth. We had kids who wrote for the school paper, and kids who did not ever read a newspaper.  It represented a fairly average picture of American life. Some of the class became leaders (in community, business and local politics; some ran afoul of the law). Probably on average I guess.

    I wonder Glenn, when was the last time you read a standard fourth, eigth or eleventh grade history textbook? When was the last time your kid studied for an exam on the American Revolution, Constitution, the Civil War, or darn it, the Progressive Era? How about, the last time you reviewed your state’s standards for American History for each of those benchmark years? As a parent who is still in the midst of monitoring my kids’ education, it is all there, and it is all required. I have one child who remembers everything he learned in his history classes; another who forgets it within a month of the final exam. One reads the paper voraciously, one could not care less. I try to set a good example to keep informed, but their individual minds view and retain world events and affairs as they see it.

    Again, hyperbole thy name is Beck. Life will never again be like it was  in the 40s 50s and 60s. While I am as nostalgic as anyone, I have learned to accept this basic fact. But core values remain, are taught in Public Schools and are present in the curriculum.

    Try looking for positive news and stop looking for signs of the Apocolypse. Oh, I forgot–that does not fit your narative.

  • Passionne

    ROFL…. where have I heard that label before?

  • Anonymous

    When you were in high school, how many of your contemporaries:

    1) knew who ruled Russia before the revolution;
    2) knew who Lenin was?
    3) had any idea what the causes of the Russian revolution were?
    3) knew who succeeded Stalin (note –about the same time differential as Gorbachev and now);
    4) knew about the Hungarian uprising and the Prague Spring?
    5) knew anything about Leonid Brezhnev, the then premier of the USSR?
    6) knew anything about detente as practiced during the Nixon Administration? 
    7) knew anything about the Chinese communists perverse euphemism “Cultural Revolution”
    8) knew anything about the ravages of Pol Pot’s regime in Cambodia?

    very few I am sure.

    Yet, how many of your classmates became dumb sheep led to the slaughter by any politician? Did liberals Jimmy Carter, Walter Mondale and Michael Dukakis somehow  capture the imagination of the country and transform us into socialsim?  How many of your classmates became communists?

    Teenagers, throughout the ages, have not been that well informed in general. No news here by the way. Teenagers have always been more interested in what is current, hip and how to make enough money to go out on saturday night.

  • Anonymous

    Check it out ask the same question’s of our super AMERICAN adult’s between 18 &38 !!
    Butttttt they sure can play a mean video game!
    Go ahead attack me now but remember;
    THE TRUTH HAS NO AGENDA

  • Anonymous

    I read your blog post, and I thought you had a lot of good and valid points.

  • Anonymous

    I think before you start throwing english stones at illegal aliens, you may want to take a look at yourself first.

  • Anonymous

    Just makes you sick!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/LFDWF4ZYJHYSZE52PGRQBIWHQM Sheila

    Hate to let you know this, but this is very common!  I have taught American History for 10 years and most students just do not care in the least.  No matter how excited the teacher is about the subject, or how many different ways to teach it, the fact is that students don’t care…..They don’t need to care.  They can be as lazy as they want and their government will still provide housing, food, health care, cell phones, etc…What incentive do they really have???  So sad, but very true.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for your comments regarding my teachers and unions
    I do appreciate your perspective. I can only say that your daughter is doing god’s
    work by devoting her efforts to those who have special needs and I appreciate
    her and anyone who has the skills, talent, disposition and patient’s to work
    with those who are less fortunate than most. So please thank your daughter for
    me.

    Unfortunately, many teachers enjoy the protection of unions
    which only help the teachers and do absolutely nothing for the students. In my
    state and school district the average elementary school teacher make $76,000
    plus dollars per year and the recently said that they would strike if the
    school board did not accept their demands. Here’s a brief sample of what the
    school board (and most parents wanted); an extension of the school day by 30
    minutes or 2.5 hours per week. Teachers, would now contribute about 12 percent
    toward their families healthcare cost. Teachers would have to pay for a portion
    of their advanced degrees. Naturally our teachers countered with their own
    proposal; they would NOT accept ANY extension to the school day or hours
    worked. They felt paying ANY portion of their family’s healthcare was
    unreasonable and taxpayers should continue to pay ALL of their advanced degree
    costs. Naturally, in the end the teachers got almost everything that they
    wanted and WE taxpayers got the bill. Oh, did I forget to add that these fine
    unionized teachers were successful in getting the school day reduced so
    following the Thanksgiving holiday kids in the 6th-8th
    grades now get out of school 30 minutes earlier than previously.

    When you consider that most Americans in the private sector are
    asked to do more with less (both in terms of time and money) the union teachers
    in our districted actually got to SHORTEN their workday. Before I forget,
    teachers in our district now start work at 7:45AM and finish their day at
    2:15PM, that’s a 6.5 hour work day… WOW! Let’s not forget that in addition to a
    very short work week (when compared to MOST Americans), our teacher enjoy the
    usual holidays and three months off in the summer! Add it all up and you can
    see that the union teachers here actually work about 7 out of 12 months, I don’t
    recall ever getting a total of 5 months off per year do you? That’s not even
    the best part of their job… their union contract stipulates that teachers are
    only required to instruct students for a total of 4 class periods per day.
    Stated differently, the union teachers in our districted not only get off of
    work after only 6.5 hours but they are only permitted to teach for 3.33 hours
    per day!

    To me, teaching in my district appears to be one of the
    highest paid PART-TIME JOBS anyone can get in America. In the end, the real losers
    are the students who ultimately are short changed all in an effort to make things
    easier or more “fair” for the POOR TEACHERS. Just think about it and then do
    the math after which you and your daughter may want to move to a union school
    district where she can maximize her income and minimize the time she is
    required to work… she probably would get a couple of teachers aids to assist
    her depending on the number of special needs children she is teaching. Please
    thank her again for her career choice and then ask why we need teachers unions
    today.

  • em

    ask about lady Gaga- WE ARE SCREW…..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QGSB4TXPP4URG4V42UH4JJTY4I Christopher

    Actually there are 3 not two.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QGSB4TXPP4URG4V42UH4JJTY4I Christopher

    More than that if you count Cuba.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001019975080 Austin Oberbillig-Kerksick

    Names Austin Oberbillig. My partner, Evan R., and I made this for a few laughs around school. It went big. Really big. So, as has been recorded we have been progressively back-peddling and trying to make good of the situation. With that said, I might also state that most of these questions are from the U.S citizenship test we require foreigners to take before they’re naturalized. So where does the blame lie? There’s the debate. But to us in involved, it’s this simple: it’s comedy. So there need not be over-dramatizing done by the media. My email is aok63095@hotmail.com

  • Sickof thisish

    The Constitution is dying….

    Sad thing is we all grew up being taught that it is the
    important document in our nation.

    Now Our elected leaders are al downplaying its importance…

    Even though it is so importance and has so much relevance
    even today.

    Maybe especially today.

     

    Many of the comments below are shocking. Mainly because some
    of you act as if you have not heard of this.

    It is good you are angry…. It is good you are informed. The
    important thing is to not blame the Liberals ….

    To not blame the democrats…. To not blame the conservatives/ultra
    conservatives, or republicans….

    Those groups do not have the American People’s Interests in
    mind. Political parties are a joke…

    Political candidates are rich men and woman trying to get
    richer… and help other rich people get richer.

     

    Be mad at that ideal! Be mad at your political and
    government leaders…. Not one… not one group….

    But all of them!!! It is more than your right to do this…
    given to you by the constitution…

    It is your responsibility as an American citizen.

     

    Read between the lines and find the truth. It’s right in
    front of you.

     

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1553690075 Sean Wood

    As a highschool student, i can believe this…

  • Anonymous

    you can not remove a sepreme court judge. they are in there for life. this was done so their decisions could not be controled with threat of dismissal.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Adrianne-Georgia/1274643336 Adrianne Georgia

    “I was never taught that knowledge.”

    PITIFUL.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Aaron-M-Ringel/1244884254 Aaron M. Ringel

    Dear God…

  • Anonymous

    Oh No!  let’s get rid of the teachers unions and get back on track. If we reward the good teachers and dump the bad ones, we can recover

  • baibok

    hello!!! i study as an English teacher, this year I ll graduate my university, and i am doing my practical work.. so i should organize public work, like QAQ… but i cant find it…. please help me for find it???

  • http://twitter.com/lmcallais Lea M. Callais

    This just highlights the problem with the liberal-minded school system that we must pass all students!  NO – we must educate our youth – and if they do not master the information for a certain grade level – they should not be allowed to progress to the next level.  Yes – failure is necessary.  And if too many students are not learning the information needed from a specific educator – they should be fired!

  • Anonymous

    Kids where I live have been this bad for decades and it is ultra right-wing here. I swear when I get far enough ahead I am moving back to civilization…. fraggen TEA Party here rapes farm animals!

  • Anonymous

    This is very disturbing. It really scares me to think that these people will (possibly) be future leaders of our country. It is also a critique of our education system….How sad.

  • Passionne

    I disabled my Disqus account quite some time ago and wish that you would STOP sending me email notifications of who said what and where…. I really DON’T care anymore !!

  • William Andrade

    Why? No official language exists for the US. Have a nice day.

  • lah30303

    So many wrong conclusions can be made by this. To see if this is really a problem with our education we would need something to compare it to. Also they only asked history or social studies questions. Sorry to break it to you, but history is not the most important subject that can ever be taught. You can get the same results from any subject. Ask any group of people ‘basic’ questions about subjects they haven’t ever been interested in, and I guarantee you will get the same results. Also, to the people saying “it’s just because they don’t think history is important, which is bad.” I’m betting there’s a subject out there with extreme importance that you think is unimportant. Also I’m betting there is a subject out there that you would find very important, but would still be completely incapable of answering basic questions about. The truth is that the most important thing to learn is what you like, everything else comes second.