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    Re: US adults are dumber than the average human

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    I work alongside them, do business with them, attend conferences with them, and generally run in their circles in multiple industries in 44 states. I have for years. The daily practices and belief structures among successful people doesn't vary much, and most of them put little stock or value in the college degrees they earned long before the real work started.

    Liberals, on the other hand, treat their degrees like a finish line, expecting a coronation that never comes, which only embitters them into a stalemated and neverending woe-is-me hatred for those that outperform them. Their only recourse is to steal away other's success through government intervention.
    Interesting. Most of those that I know with college degrees are liberals. They are the one's who took education seriously, seeing it as a means to an end... the end result of being successful. Conservatives I know, however, failed to realize this, seeing college and education as a waste of time, looking down on those who choose to do so. "Strong" people could work hard and succeed without education. The absurdity of this statement... less education is better is always overlooked because of their dogmatism.

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    Re: US adults are dumber than the average human

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Strengths? We can see the shape education is in and now the liberals want the government to look after their health care as well! There is a great ballsup already.

    Of the four, God and guns are all there is left to believe in.
    And while democrats are trying to find ways to improve it, republicans are trying to defund programs that are geared towards education.



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    Time for a little learning, Obama voter.
    Its ironic that the one republican you cite is considered a R.I.N.O by the vast majority of the right.

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    Re: US adults are dumber than the average human

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    I think that's the first actual response to the OP.

    Pretty good.too!
    And the comments on this forum is a prime example of what I was saying.

    Instead of having a intelligent conversation on the real issues we are having, we are going around pointing fingers at each other. This is America's new attitude now. If we do not change this, we are going to self destruct and that is the truth.

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    Re: US adults are dumber than the average human

    and I quote..... "Adults in Japan, Canada, Australia, Finland and multiple other countries scored significantly higher than the United States in all three areas on the test. Beyond basic reading and math, respondents were tested on activities such as calculating mileage reimbursement due to a salesman"

    Certainly, I cannot be the only one here with the requisite language skills necessary to question the superfluity of the word "to" here, can I? It should have read "reimbursement due a salesman"

    I might suggest that whoever wrote this might want to bone up on a few things, as well.
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    Re: US adults are dumber than the average human

    Quote Originally Posted by DDD View Post
    How is multiple choice answers dumbing down the curriculum?
    First, I said "multiple choice and dumbing down". Multiple choice, because recall based on recognition of key words a takes different neurological activity than does recall based on analytic understanding. I will admit that multiple choice tests could be designed to ensure that the information is understood, but they are not (and yes, I have read the studies). One can build upon an understood concept, one cannot build upon key word recall. As for curriculum, revisions in standard college entry testing is well known. More than 50% of junior college entrants have to take remedial reading and math. See if you can find some old math text books and see what they were teaching 100 years ago in the 8th grade.

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    Re: US adults are dumber than the average human

    Quote Originally Posted by johndylan1 View Post
    As for curriculum, revisions in standard college entry testing is well known. More than 50% of junior college entrants have to take remedial reading and math. See if you can find some old math text books and see what they were teaching 100 years ago in the 8th grade.
    Why, what do you need such an old book for?
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    Re: US adults are dumber than the average human

    Quote Originally Posted by rcart76 View Post
    And while democrats are trying to find ways to improve it, republicans are trying to defund programs that are geared towards education.
    Where are Democrats trying to find more ways to improve it?

    Barack Obama & the DC School Voucher Program - YouTube If they educate young people they will eventually lose their constituency. Obama and the rest know that.

    Its ironic that the one republican you cite is considered a R.I.N.O by the vast majority of the right.
    Are you 'of the right'?

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    Re: US adults are dumber than the average human

    Quote Originally Posted by DDD View Post
    Why, what do you need such an old book for?
    Perhaps its good to compare educational standards over the years to see how much progress is being made, if any.

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    Re: US adults are dumber than the average human

    Quote Originally Posted by johndylan1 View Post
    First, I said "multiple choice and dumbing down". Multiple choice, because recall based on recognition of key words a takes different neurological activity than does recall based on analytic understanding. I will admit that multiple choice tests could be designed to ensure that the information is understood, but they are not (and yes, I have read the studies). One can build upon an understood concept, one cannot build upon key word recall. As for curriculum, revisions in standard college entry testing is well known. More than 50% of junior college entrants have to take remedial reading and math. See if you can find some old math text books and see what they were teaching 100 years ago in the 8th grade.
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    Re: US adults are dumber than the average human

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Where are Democrats trying to find more ways to improve it?

    Barack Obama & the DC School Voucher Program - YouTube If they educate young people they will eventually lose their constituency. Obama and the rest know that.



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