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    Re: 1 in 4 Americans unaware that Earth circles Sun

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    You would make this about unions.
    The teachers union is our education system.

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    Re: 1 in 4 Americans unaware that Earth circles Sun

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    Of course. its ultimately the parents fault. They are primarily responsible for raising their children, not society. They let the schools get away with it.
    It was. It probably still is, but perhaps a lot more parents are satisfied to let schools be their day time baby sitter, even after school hours. But you are correct, the ultimate responsibility is the parents.
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    Re: 1 in 4 Americans unaware that Earth circles Sun

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    Darlin' you're never in trouble. I was commenting on the OP title.
    Perhaps the OP title was edited by one of the 25% since the lead sentence and other references in the article use the word revolve in place of circle.
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    Re: 1 in 4 Americans unaware that Earth circles Sun

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    You would think. Back in my day if a kid didn't learn, they kept them in the same grade as long as it took to achieve what that grade was suppose to teach them. No asking of parents if they could or worrying about personal self esteem. It was worrying about what the kid learned or didn't. I don't know what happened, knowing the earth revolves around the sun was pretty much 6th grade science if not before.
    6th grade? What were you in the "special" class

    Seriously, it's way before that. Learn not to poop your diapers, learn your ABCs, learn that the earth goes around the sun....I wonder out of this 25% how many haven't quite mastered "going potty."


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    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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    Re: 1 in 4 Americans unaware that Earth circles Sun

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    The teachers union is our education system.
    I'd like to see it broken down to how many of this percentage went to private school or were home schooled....


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    Re: 1 in 4 Americans unaware that Earth circles Sun

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    6th grade? What were you in the "special" class

    Seriously, it's way before that. Learn not to poop your diapers, learn your ABCs, learn that the earth goes around the sun....I wonder out of this 25% how many haven't quite mastered "going potty."
    Good point. It seems so weird that 25% wouldn't know that.
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    Re: 1 in 4 Americans unaware that Earth circles Sun

    This just mind boggling. And consider that it is quite easy to find out what the solar system looks like, so these people that don't know haven't even thought about it. Can you imagine not knowing this, and not even bothering to check it out on Google? I mean, what the hell do they think is going on? Just scary that these people are out there.
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    Re: 1 in 4 Americans unaware that Earth circles Sun

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony60 View Post
    This just mind boggling. And consider that it is quite easy to find out what the solar system looks like, so these people that don't know haven't even thought about it. Can you imagine not knowing this, and not even bothering to check it out on Google? I mean, what the hell do they think is going on? Just scary that these people are out there.
    They probably just dont care, so never bothered to learn or retain it. Its kind of like asking someone how a car works.

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    Re: 1 in 4 Americans unaware that Earth circles Sun

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Good point. It seems so weird that 25% wouldn't know that.
    Which is why I don't believe the statistic.
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    Re: 1 in 4 Americans unaware that Earth circles Sun

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Which is why I don't believe the statistic.
    I don't know if it is true or not, but in an age of polls which are quite scientific accurate within their margins of error which is usually 2-4 points, I don't see a reason not too. When you throw in common math and the problems people have in figuring out your change if the cash register isn't working, I think I can believe it.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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