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Aug 11 2013

College Kids Now More Ignorant Than Eighth Graders Were 100 Years Ago

Now that the federal government has gotten involved in education and money is thrown at it by the $zillions, college kids are much smarter than 8th graders were back in 1912, right? Wrong:

On a tip from The Only Other Conservative in Seattle.

  • IslandLifer
  • IslandLifer

    Just in case you’re curious about some answers 🙂

  • big-pete

    If someone has a microphone in your face wouldn’t it be less embarrassing to say you just don’t know? You would think the YouTube generation would understand this.

  • MicahStone

    The many decades-long dumbing-down of America by the unionist socialist indoctrinators (what used to jokingly be called “teachers”) is succeeding. Along with forcing their students to sing songs of praise about Dear Leader OBOZO, sucking-up massive amounts of taxpayer money on their humongous salaries and gold-plated benefits, they now can post in every classroom the sign: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED for creating more and more low-info/no-info morons – the BASE of d-cRAT socialist extremism.

  • Chris

    I have been saying this to anyone who will listen, 90% of college is worthless crap. There are way too many college educated dumb-asses out there. Yet a lot of companies prefer you to have that little slip of paper rather than train you to do the actual job.

  • Steve
  • Anne

    That idiot rambling on about Bush and Obama… that wasn’t even what the guy asked him!! Idiots!

    Although, I don’t like the “bashing” of public education since I am a public school teacher. However, most the teachers I know work their butts off and do all they can do. But, sometimes we are battling the kids and their backgrounds and home life, etc…. There is so much apathy. Most the kids just don’t give a crap. They think we are supposed to entertain them. Oh, I could go on and on…….

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  • Flu-Bird

    When liberal text books teach kids more about the founding of the SIERRA CLUB or the UNITED NATIONS then about the fouding of america or tell them we stole the western U.S. from the Mexicans or has kids worried over the rainforests(95% still there)or about this GLOBAL WARMING poppycock how else are they going to learn? Time for HOME SCHOOLING that the leftists NEA opposes

  • Booyah Johnson

    The test covers mostly useless material. I doubt an eighth grader from 1895 could describe the fundamental construction of an atom (none could have) nor could they write a proper algorithm to do anything.

  • Son of Taz

    I watched this, thinking how a root canal would have been less painful.

    Way to go public education teacher’s unions, way to go. You’ve done it. You’ve made certain a large number of young people are so effing stoopid that they are clueless about some fundamental parts of the government.

    Maybe if we shovel more money at the problem……..

  • KHarn

    “Anne says:August 11, 2013 at 12:54 pm”

    ANNE, FLU-BIRD has given a very good response to your post; care to reply?

  • octa bright

    I do not know about the quality of teaching in public schools. I have retired and gone back to college to get a second major in history so I do know about the traditional undergraduates. They have poor study habits, little motivation, little interest in the subject matter, and dreadful language skills.

    I simply don’t know if this is due to poor teaching in the public schools, lack of motivation, or some other cause or causes.

    I do know that I am more motivated, more interested, and have much better language skills. When you consider that prior to returning to college my last academic essay was when Nixon had just taken office this is just sad. I should NOT be the star of the class.

  • observer

    I recieved my college degree in 1965. I did my last return to a univrsity clasroom in 1999 to get the last 14 units for a column increase as a teacher to max out my sa lary as a high school teacher to help pay for my son’s tuition at the same uni system(a different campus) that was my alma mater. To get that column increase I needed 12 additional semester units of upper division courses.
    I was absolutely appalled at the stupidity of the young students in the classroom all of whom purported to be history majors. Needless to say exam days were high entertainmnt. The professor a man my age demanded some standards of performance and was hated for doing so . He administered only essays on his tests which he provided to the class a week prior to the exam.
    On test days students I had never laid eyes on in class showed up for the exams. The testing period was 90 minutes. I wrote for the entire 90 minutes but all but 2 of te examinees (myself and another student my age)had deeparted the room within 40 minutes.
    When the first exam was returned he following week I recieved the maximum number of points possible and a “A”. The vast share of the other examinees got Ds and Faills and were furious.
    Ironically the course was required of only of history majors who were purportedly all upper division students.
    In retrospect had I spent so little time & effort preparing for a similar exam wheen I was an undergraduate history major 1961-65 as I did for that exam I would have earned a C at best.

  • Flu-Bird

    The good for nothing totaly worthless UNITED NATIONS has paid homage to the infamous CHE and CHAVEZ Central Park and the BIG ROTTEN APPLE has errected a statue to che their all a bunch of crinimals honoring a crinimal just like with Trayvon Martin

  • Elizabeth

    big-pete says:
    August 11, 2013 at 11:44 am

    “If someone has a microphone in your face wouldn’t it be less embarrassing to say you just don’t know?”

    You would think, but these little twits were not brought up the way the rest of us were. They were told since birth how super-duper-special they are, and that they are THE BEST. They’re looking for their 15 minutes of fame and in their minds they’re already famous.

    They’ve bought their own hype, how could they be wrong about something?

    B.O. isn’t the only one suffering from narcissism.

  • Momster

    Stupider than 100 years ago!?!?

    After watching this painful exhibition I myself feel that I’m stupider than I was 5 minutes ago!

  • The most important thing I learned in college was how to learn. It was something I had to do on my own, there is no course on that.

    I was taught many good fundamental engineering principals, much which isn’t useful on a day-to-day basis, but the threshold of pain which I had to get past in order to learn that semi-useful stuff was the most useful thing itself.

    High school was boring and required no work.

    Today – I predict many more youths will go into skilled trades and learn OTJ or by apprenticeships.

    Can’t outsource roofing to India. A dude from China can’t wire your house.

    And, sadly, no-one has ever called a Mechanical Engineer in a panic at 9:30 pm on Christmas Eve because a pipe burst.

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