U.S. Educational System DOES Suck!

Economist Walter E. Williams: “In a 1990 survey — and there’s been no improvement since — almost half of college seniors couldn’t locate the Civil War within the correct half-century. More recently, 60 percent of American adults couldn’t name the president who ordered the dropping of the first atomic bomb, and over 20 percent didn’t know where — or even whether — the atomic bomb had been used. The same people didn’t know who America’s enemies were during World War II (Germany, Japan and Italy). In a civics survey, more American teenagers were able to name The Three Stooges (Larry, Moe and Curly) than the three branches of the federal government (executive, legislative and judicial). A third of the people who were asked the origin of the statement ‘From each according to his ability, to each according to his need’ responded by saying it’s from our Bill of Rights, when it’s actually from ‘The Communist Manifesto.’ I’d say that the education establishment has been successful beyond its wildest dreams in reducing Americans’ ability to think and therefore causing them to have little knowledge of or love for our founding principles.”

Patriot Post Digest For Wednesday.

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One Response to U.S. Educational System DOES Suck!

  1. Doc says:

    I attended Olympic College (as an “older” adult) and had to take an English class. Found myself being called up to do almost all of the reading out loud because most everyone else in the class (all recent HS Grads) read at about a 2nd grade level. How the HELL do they let people graduate High School without being able to read?!?

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