USA Education at work...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by CRC, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

  2. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

  3. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Good grief!! She didn't get into the competition by brain power, that's for certain. Wonder what it was --
  4. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    And she came in 3rd Runner Up....!

    Imagine what those 46 girls behind her were like...[LMAO]
  5. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Musta bin ugly az well az dum. [troll]
  6. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++


    I'm in LOVE


    Some Stats:

    Other findings from the survey

    • Thirty-four percent of the young Americans knew that the island used on last season's "Survivor" show was located in the South Pacific, but only 30 percent could locate the state of New Jersey on a map. The "Survivor" show's location was the Marquesas Islands in the eastern South Pacific.
    • When asked to find 10 specific states on a map of the United States, only California and Texas could be located by a large majority of those surveyed. Both states were correctly located by 89 percent of the participants. Only 51 percent could find New York, the nation's third most populous state.
    • On a world map, Americans could find on average only seven of 16 countries in the quiz. Only 89 percent of the Americans surveyed could find their own country on the map.
    • In the world map test, Swedes could find an average of 13 of the 16 countries. Germans and Italians were next, with an average of 12 each.
    • Only 71 percent of the surveyed Americans could locate on the map the Pacific Ocean, the world's largest body of water. Worldwide, three in 10 of those surveyed could not correctly locate the Pacific Ocean.
    • Although 81 percent of the surveyed Americans knew that the Middle East is the Earth's largest oil exporter, only 24 percent could find Saudi Arabia on the map.
    The international survey was conducted for the National Geographic by RoperASW. The results were based on face-to-face interviews with at least 300 men and women aged 18 to 24 in Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Sweden, Britain and the United States.
  7. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    hyuh-hyuh...Just stand there and smile sweety, don't SAY anything..."COUNTRIES"?, YOU MEAN "BORDERS"(?) borders are so last century in the global civilization.
  8. sheen_estevez

    sheen_estevez Monkey+++

    Oh My
  9. poacher

    poacher Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Doesn't our future generation just make you fell warm all over?
    Take care Be safe Poacher.
  10. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    They spend far too much time on "Liberal Arts" and fuzzy feel-good "Diversity" nonsense, and far too little on Math, English and Geography.
    Working in the Florida Dept. of Education, I see some ridiculous policies and programs being foisted onto the citizenry. And the parents wonder why little Johhny can barely read and ends up slinging burgers or stacking Chinacrap at Walmart, even though he "graduated" high school! We are truly in trouble. This is partly why our industry is out-sourcing.
  11. ozarkgoatman

    ozarkgoatman Resident goat herder

    Just another good reason why we homeschool our daughter. :shock:

  12. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Follow up...

    She was on the "Today" Show, after that clip being shown on every morning "News" show....Leno, Letterman, etc....

    She gave the right answer this time....but hey, she had days to prepare her answer this time....

    It's not like these pageant girls haven't been prepared for this, and getting up in front of crowds since they were 3.....
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