Skip to comments.US adults are dumber than the average human
Posted on 10/08/2013 4:11:22 PM PDT by SES1066
WASHINGTON Its long been known that Americas school kids havent measured well compared with international peers. Now, theres a new twist: Adults dont either.
In math, reading and problem-solving using technology all skills considered critical for global competitiveness and economic strength American adults scored below the international average on a global test, according to results released Tuesday.
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One question, did they test the Nobel Peace Prize committee of 2009?
We know that 52% of Americans are dumber than the average fencepost. They really drag the average down.
and this is surprising......?
Separate "minority" IQ stats from the rest of the US population and...
Dumb kids eventually turn into dumb adults.
The teacher’s unions are just doing their jobs.
Take out Obamadork voters and recompute please.
When our immigration policy is to accept low life from all over the world, what would we expect to happen...
I am a college educator and find that incoming freshmen almost totally lacking basic math skills, read and write poorly and are utterly devoid of critical thinking and problem-solving skills. I place blame squarely on the educational establishment and teachers unions. Students are not challenged to learn and are being fed politically correct pap and feel good self esteem rather than being taught the skills they need to survive in a globally competitive world.
They were also testing only in the top 15% or so of countries for economic development.
Take a look at the occupiers of the White House.
I assume you’ve read closing of the American mind.
In 1970, the NEA went from a national education association whose charter was to discover and share the best ways to teach children, to a labor union whose charter was to discover and share the best ways to bilk the taxpayers out of maximum pay and benefits for its members.
Anyone who was fortunate enough to be educated prior to 1970 managed to escape the legacy of ignorance and mediocrity.
This is not a surprise. I, personally, feel a great deal more stupid than I did in January 2009. Many on FR that I call FRiends would agree, I’ve actually lost IQ points.
Well, the best of the best of the US public education system has been hard at work for several decades now. Which means in theory this should not even be considered news AT ALL.
Does the sample include the vast numbers of illiterate persons who cannot even read the test?
I’ll take the tact you took and ask why anyone would believe the Associated Press commonly known as AP, one of the blame America first crowd.
We need more money for the chirrrrdren.
Here is your one question test: Does you thank that Obama is doin the great job as President of all 57 states?
By cultural group
We are a mishmash.
Most others are not.
Homeschooling is illegal in every other country in the “survey”.
The intelligent are using contraception while the stupid are multiplying like rabbits.
Public schools are child abuse.
US adults are not genetically dumb. This issue is really about the corrupt federal government taking over public schools using constitutionally nonexistant federal government powers, for the purpose of producing low-information voters.
Low information voters then vote for Democrats and RINOs who promise such voters constitutionally indefensible federal welfare.
Ferst you dumby dem down.
Den you tellem: komunist good, free everything
Don beleeve? Free Gulag for you!
The ones who voted for 0bama are the dumb ones.
I agree with everything you said, but I also blame the fact that kids don’t read anymore. I hear them say, “I don’t read”, as though it’s something to be proud of. How can anyone have language skills when they never see the language being used correctly?
The parents shoulder that blame, IMO. My parents read to me all the time....love of reading needs to be ingrained in a child.
Explains how Obama got elected.
Oh come on! Wolf can make up his own facts! He don’t need no stinking knowledge!
I could have written the exact same paragraph. Public schools seem to be a simple babysitting service rather than an education.
Americans HAVE to be the dumbest people in the world.
They have the greatest chance for personal freedom because of the Constitution and they elect Obama.
Two thirds of Americans are mostly ignorant and some downright insane. Nothing new here.
The proof is sitting in the oval office.
>>Americans HAVE to be the dumbest people in the world.
Well, in the defense of Americans, most of those who voted for Obama are only partial (hyphenated) Americans. In most of their cases, they are only American when they want a handout.
I blame the poverty culture for much of that. Plenty of kids, especially minority, are taught *not* to seek success. They're filled with propaganda meant to keep them in the lower class. These defeatist ideas permeate the poverty culture from all sides, making escaping that culture and mindset extremely difficult.
The United States will have a tough time catching up because money at the state and local level, a major source of education funding, has been slashed in recent years, said Jacob Kirkegaard, an economist with the Peterson Institute for International Economics.
Education performance has little correlation to money spent. Schools do not need to have the latest in computers in most classes, nor do they need huge money wasting bureaucracies. In fact, in many basic skills classes, I would say that computers hinder education. For instance, how is a kid supposed to learn how to set up and solve math problems on a computer?
Then let me correct myself — Americans HAVE to be the dumbest people in the world for allowing these hyphenated Americans into the country.
>>Then let me correct myself Americans HAVE to be the dumbest people in the world for allowing these hyphenated Americans into the country.
OK. I can agree with that. When the first person tried to hyphenate American, the rest of society should have put his butt on a boat back to wherever he came from. By definition, you can’t be an American AND something else because we are already FROM everywhere else.
NOT Obama’s fault.
He is a symptom of a problem that has been brewing for 45 years.
If a miracle took place tomorrow and schools went back to the techniques and discipline of 40 years ago, the damage that has been done will not be fixed for 40 years, and by then the rest of the world will have moved on. Yes, it’s that bad.
Digital clocks make the terms "clockwise" and "counter-clockwise" meaningless.
Also, I'm sure these same kids have no idea how to count change.
A hearty, big Thank You to the NEA and everyone of it’s members and leadership for this accomplishment. I have to admit that when you set out to ruin education in thus country, you performed excellently. You have dumbed down our children to the point being able to read your diploma is no longer required to graduate. Well done you scum sucking, worthless excuses of humanity. May you enjoy your fat pensions and exempted Cadillac healthcare. I am getting my pitchfork and torch ready now that I’ve got the tar and feathers setup. Sleep well. Your slave masters from the Communist and Socialist parties are brimming with pride and your nonresistance and even vigorous support if God being banned in school, prayer being banned in school, not requiring nor explaining the Pledge of Allegiance, promoting rampant sexual promiscuity with your immoral sex education instead if abstinence, your diversity and multicultural teaching that any white person should be blamed for every problem know to man, and your willing blind allegiance to anyone who hates capitalism. Yes. Your masters and leaders are well pleased. Sleep well.
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