Say things like "Hyenas are from South America" and they aren't kidding
or don't know what country the city of London is in...or think London IS a country of itself?
or has never heard of famous monuments like Eiffel Tower?
or know more about a fantasy world (books or games) than their own?
It makes me kinda sad that the supposedly most intelligent species on the planet knows so little about basic things. And these are people that could lead us and run nations or be in control of things we eat or drive.
Only excusing the elderly whose minds and memories tend to go, which is natural.
Answer by booksandhooks at 1:50 PM on Nov. 28, 2010
Answer by mrsmom110 at 7:34 AM on Nov. 28, 2010
I find it far more distressing than humorous. We're a society that is supposed to be educated so that we can vote intelligently. This is the reason we spend billions of dollars on public education. Having a population of clearly uneducated people indicates to me that we are wasting our money. Comical shows also don't do us any favors as they communicate our public's lack of education to the rest of the world. It only strengthens the stereotype of Americans being fat, lazy, and ignorant.
Answer by Dr.Donna at 8:47 AM on Nov. 28, 2010
LOL It is very amusing and a little scary on shows like who wants to be a millionaire. Mind you, Regis is a moron himself. I'll never forget the time he asked a contestant if they had a phone a friend who was good with "past current events". Yeah Regis, there is a word for that, it's called HISTORY!
Answer by beeky at 7:40 AM on Nov. 28, 2010
Answer by SWasson at 7:43 AM on Nov. 28, 2010
Answer by cassie_kellison at 7:47 AM on Nov. 28, 2010
I have to wonder why kind of education they got and who failed more, them or their teachers.
We have a new country each month and the kids learn the capital, location, interesting facts, etc. We learn about the culture there and sample foods from that country. It's a lot of fun and kids of all ages enjoy it (I've done it my preschool classroom, while teaching an afterschool program and now for my own kids in middle and high school).
Answer by scout_mom at 9:31 AM on Nov. 28, 2010
Answer by newmom28 at 9:40 AM on Nov. 28, 2010
Answer by fiatpax at 10:05 AM on Nov. 28, 2010
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