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    Re: 75 Percent of Oklahoma High School Students Can't Name the First President of the

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    The idea that fifth graders could pass their social studies exams.....
    But, that's only after we lowered the bars.

    Va. Lowers Passing Score for Some SOL Tests - The Washington Post | Encyclopedia.com

    Note all the linked newpaper articles below this one, the elementary schools are scaling back....no fair to the high schoolers who were asked about Geroge Washington, how could we expect years of school to learn them of the Father of their Country, yes, they must have forgotten. Many many kids probably cannoteven remember who their own father is much less America's Daddy.

    We had a quiz at work about George Patton one day, to see how many even knew who he was. A New York Yankee one of my favorites? The Beatles Manager was another guess(written guesses now), and my personal favorite, one of the employess guesses, the President of Greenpeace.

    Heavens to Mergatroid.
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    Re: 75 Percent of Oklahoma High School Students Can't Name the First President of the

    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Martel View Post
    But, that's only after we lowered the bars.

    Va. Lowers Passing Score for Some SOL Tests - The Washington Post | Encyclopedia.com

    Note all the linked newpaper articles below this one, the elementary schools are scaling back....no fair to the high schoolers who were asked about Geroge Washington, how could we expect years of school to learn them of the Father of their Country, yes, they must have forgotten. Many many kids probably cannoteven remember who their own father is much less America's Daddy.

    We had a quiz at work about George Patton one day, to see how many even knew who he was. A New York Yankee one of my favorites? The Beatles Manager was another guess(written guesses now), and my personal favorite, one of the employess guesses, the President of Greenpeace.

    Heavens to Mergatroid.
    "An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it." - Gandhi

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    Re: 75 Percent of Oklahoma High School Students Can't Name the First President of the

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    Some Panda photo
    But a picture rather than a response tells me alot....Ego.

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    Re: 75 Percent of Oklahoma High School Students Can't Name the First President of the

    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Martel View Post
    But a picture rather than a response tells me alot....Ego.
    As does this lovely gem:

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    Many many kids probably cannoteven remember who their own father is much less America's Daddy.
    "An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it." - Gandhi

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    Re: 75 Percent of Oklahoma High School Students Can't Name the First President of the

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    As does this lovely gem:
    That lovely Gem happens to be true and..probably happens to be more a reason why we get George Washington errors.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/13/health/13mothers.html

    Truth happens and it sometimes hurts...huh Ego?

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    Re: 75 Percent of Oklahoma High School Students Can't Name the First President of the

    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Martel View Post
    That lovely Gem happens to be true and..probably happens to be more a reason why we get George Washington errors.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/13/health/13mothers.html

    Truth happens and it sometimes hurts...huh Ego?
    You're new here, so I'll cut you some slack. Generalizations will destroy your credibility. Also, "Out-of-Wedlock" birth has nothing to do with the individual not knowing who their father is, it simply means the parents were not married. Next time, try to bring substance to the discussion. Thanks!
    "An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it." - Gandhi

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    Re: 75 Percent of Oklahoma High School Students Can't Name the First President of the

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    You're new here, so I'll cut you some slack.
    You're old here and I'm thoroughly unimpressed.

    Generalizations will destroy your credibility.
    In a faceless, nameless talk forum.......Ego....your credibilty isn't at stake, it's sad you think it is. Please, don't take yourself so seriously.

    Also, "Out-of-Wedlock" birth has nothing to do with the individual not knowing who their father is, it simply means the parents were not married. Next time, try to bring substance to the discussion. Thanks!
    For many, it means the parents aren't married, but this does correlate with numbers who don't know their fathers.

    National Fatherhood Initiative ::: The Father Factor in Child Well-Being

    I appreciate you not cutting me any slack but....as you've been here for so long(and being here I reckon makes you smarter), I'm not gonna cut you any. You know dam well no father in the home results in many of the social ills affecting everything from "Smarter to a fifth grader" to teen pregnancies are certainly education levels. You get no slack cut less you actually do some homework.

    Facts are facts.
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    Re: 75 Percent of Oklahoma High School Students Can't Name the First President of the

    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Martel View Post
    You're old here and I'm thoroughly unimpressed.
    I would be surprised if you were.

    In a faceless, nameless talk forum.......Ego....your credibilty isn't at stake, it's sad you think it is. Please, don't take yourself so seriously.
    Plenty of credibility is at stake in any social situation. This is basic knowledge. If one joins this forum with the intention of being a troll, one will be excluded from any sort of intelligent discussion(mainly because people do not like to waste their time). This would be unfortunate for anyone who truly enjoys debating politics.

    For many, it means the parents aren't married, but this does correlate with numbers who don't know their fathers.

    National Fatherhood Initiative ::: The Father Factor in Child Well-Being

    I appreciate you not cutting me any slack but....as you've been here for so long(and being here I reckon makes you smarter), I'm not gonna cut you any. You know dam well no father in the home results in many of the social ills affecting everything from "Smarter to a fifth grader" to teen pregnancies are certainly education levels. You get no slack cut less you actually do some homework.

    Facts are facts.
    Having no father in the home is not the same thing as not knowing who your father is. Why you continue to overlook this fact is baffling.
    "An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it." - Gandhi

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    Re: 75 Percent of Oklahoma High School Students Can't Name the First President of the

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    Plenty of credibility is at stake in any social situation. This is basic knowledge. If one joins this forum with the intention of being a troll, one will be excluded from any sort of intelligent discussion(mainly because people do not like to waste their time). This would be unfortunate for anyone who truly enjoys debating politics.
    Excluded from intelligent discussion? Does that mean the person will simply receive pictures of Pandas?

    Having no father in the home is not the same thing as not knowing who your father is. Why you continue to overlook this fact is baffling.
    Oh yes it is. Your father isn't the same role model, doesn't have as much influence on your life and we know a father in the home is critical. Our US prison population for example, a primary common denominator of men in prison today..they had no father living in their home. The slice and dice you do here is deflecting from the problem of children today not having a father around, I believe no father in the home has more to do with your George Washington issue than does forgotten father of our nation.

    I wonder...of those who didn't know who George Washington was...how many come from a broken home or one with only one parent?

    Bet it's most! And i'm still not impressed but a lil baffled myself, you actually put cred points into this forum? I mean..who really cares?
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    Re: 75 Percent of Oklahoma High School Students Can't Name the First President of the

    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Martel View Post
    Excluded from intelligent discussion? Does that mean the person will simply receive pictures of Pandas?
    Precisely. Maybe now you understand my response to your post.


    Oh yes it is. Your father isn't the same role model, doesn't have as much influence on your life and we know a father in the home is critical. Our US prison population for example, a primary common denominator of men in prison today..they had no father living in their home. The slice and dice you do here is deflecting from the problem of children today not having a father around, I believe no father in the home has more to do with your George Washington issue than does forgotten father of our nation.

    I wonder...of those who didn't know who George Washington was...how many come from a broken home or one with only one parent?
    You've missed the point of this entire thread. It was established early on that this survey has a massive margin of error and that the data is virtually worthless since the respondents did not take the survey seriously.
    "An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it." - Gandhi

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