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Janice
10-09-2013, 10:05 AM
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US adults are dumber than the average human

WASHINGTON — It’s long been known that America’s school kids haven’t measured well compared with international peers. Now, there’s a new twist: Adults don’t 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.

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, sorting email and comparing food expiration dates on grocery store tags. >>>

More@NYcompost (http://nypost.com/2013/10/08/us-adults-are-dumber-than-the-average-human/)

In the real world the leftist/ socialist dominated Department of Education (which is always ready and willing to fight for their right to keep your child stupid) would no longer exist. Meanwhile Common Core should complete the process of creating a hopelessly dumb and degenerate liberal populace to infect the culture.

Rockntractor
10-09-2013, 10:52 AM
Box of Rocks?
http://i.imgur.com/YynPYz2.jpg

Janice
10-09-2013, 12:03 PM
At least theyre not sheep(le).

Novaheart
10-09-2013, 12:10 PM
As with murder rates, I submit that a more informative methodology would be to compare Americans of Finnish ancestry to Finns, Americans of Japanese ancestry to the Japanese. And you know why.

Rockntractor
10-09-2013, 12:27 PM
As with murder rates, I submit that a more informative methodology would be to compare Americans of Finnish ancestry to Finns, Americans of Japanese ancestry to the Japanese. And you know why.

Wrong, culture and programming not race.

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Novaheart
10-09-2013, 12:46 PM
Wrong, culture and programming not race.

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I'm not sure what you are saying. I'm saying that if you compare non-negro Americans to Finns, Germans, or Japanese, we fare better than we do if you include the American negroes. In essence such comparisons between the US and Japan or Finland is like comparing a continent to a country. What would happen to the Japanese numbers if you included all Pacific Islanders?

noonwitch
10-09-2013, 12:52 PM
I'm not surprised. I've actually seen some of the reports written by many of my coworkers.


My supervisor was born in Greece and English is not her first language learned. She learned English in high school (in Greece) and she speaks and writes it perfectly. She told me that I have excellent writing skills compared to my peers and most of hers. I think I'm average, or at least what average should be.


My math skills are terrible, though. They are what kept me off of honor roll and out of NHS in high school. I blame the whole old math/new math/old math again change ups by teachers in the 60s and 70s.

NJCardFan
10-09-2013, 01:33 PM
I'm not surprised. I've actually seen some of the reports written by many of my coworkers.


My supervisor was born in Greece and English is not her first language learned. She learned English in high school (in Greece) and she speaks and writes it perfectly. She told me that I have excellent writing skills compared to my peers and most of hers. I think I'm average, or at least what average should be.


My math skills are terrible, though. They are what kept me off of honor roll and out of NHS in high school. I blame the whole old math/new math/old math again change ups by teachers in the 60s and 70s.
This is the problem. There is no old math/new math. Math is math. If there ever was a subject that dealt with absolutes is math. But the problem isn't finding the answer to 5x4. The problem is someone not knowing what 5x4 is and still getting passed through because the school doesn't want to hurt the student's self esteem.

noonwitch
10-09-2013, 04:23 PM
This is the problem. There is no old math/new math. Math is math. If there ever was a subject that dealt with absolutes is math. But the problem isn't finding the answer to 5x4. The problem is someone not knowing what 5x4 is and still getting passed through because the school doesn't want to hurt the student's self esteem.


The new math was more about how they were teaching it-damned hippie teachers, dropping acid and coming up with new ideas about how to educate kids. I was a kid and can't really be specific about it, but I do remember in 6th grade math, they did the work at your own pace thing, which works great for students who have no problems with math. Not so much for the rest of us.

I can add, subtract, multiply and do basic division (long division is calculator territory for me). I understand Geometry, and got a B in it. I can't do Algebra or anything more advanced than that. I am amazed at my 13 year old niece who is doing her 11th grade math in 8th grade.

DumbAss Tanker
10-09-2013, 09:51 PM
Box of Rocks?
http://i.imgur.com/YynPYz2.jpg

"She don't look like much, but she sure Duroc."

:biggrin-new:

SaintLouieWoman
10-09-2013, 10:01 PM
Box of Rocks?
http://i.imgur.com/YynPYz2.jpg

Darned, Rock, you beat me to it. How about "you can't fix stuppid?" It's humiliating.

Retread
10-10-2013, 12:01 AM
Must.... Not..... Comment.....................................

Molon Labe
10-10-2013, 09:19 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nhRViM02Mk

Janice
10-10-2013, 09:50 PM
Thats pretty good! :biggrin-new:

Janice
10-10-2013, 09:56 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXr1mkYWeCU

Ive put this song on my android as a text message notification. http://i53.tinypic.com/b4864y.gif

Articulate_Ape
10-10-2013, 11:15 PM
There are one hell of a lot of stupid people out there. That's what you get when you circumvent natural selection.

Novaheart
10-11-2013, 12:25 AM
There are one hell of a lot of stupid people out there. That's what you get when you circumvent natural selection.

Maybe "the fittest" isn't determined by intelligence or inventiveness. Maybe it's determined by who can breed irresponsibly, rut randomly, and feed on starch and fatty meat.

Articulate_Ape
10-11-2013, 05:53 AM
Maybe "the fittest" isn't determined by intelligence or inventiveness. Maybe it's determined by who can breed irresponsibly, rut randomly, and feed on starch and fatty meat.


Abolish welfare and you'll find out soon enough.

RobJohnson
10-11-2013, 06:16 AM
Abolish welfare and you'll find out soon enough.

:biggrin-new:

DumbAss Tanker
10-11-2013, 11:40 AM
Maybe "the fittest" isn't determined by intelligence or inventiveness. Maybe it's determined by who can breed irresponsibly, rut randomly, and feed on starch and fatty meat.

It does seem to be a perfectly adaptive and highly-successful species survival strategy for the particular environment created by caring Progressives.

Novaheart
10-11-2013, 12:12 PM
It does seem to be a perfectly adaptive and highly-successful species survival strategy for the particular environment created by caring Progressives.

Everyone seems to assume that longevity is progress. But look at what happens in the Third World: as poverty and disease go up, life expectancy at birth goes down, but the birth rate goes up and you have a population explosion with a population half of which is under 18 years old. Perhaps ultimately that brings about Easter Island, and Easter Island isn't known for having produced anything productive. Perhaps we're just chatty rats.

Molon Labe
10-11-2013, 12:18 PM
Maybe "the fittest" isn't determined by intelligence or inventiveness. Maybe it's determined by who can breed irresponsibly, rut randomly, and feed on starch and fatty meat.

You really need to read the book Brave New World.

or watch the intro to this:


http://www.videobash.com/video_show/idiocracy-intro-245281

Novaheart
10-11-2013, 12:33 PM
You really need to read the book Brave New World.

or watch the intro to this:


http://www.videobash.com/video_show/idiocracy-intro-245281

I have never read Brave New World or 1984. Why? Because they had become such a cliché by the time I was in high school. Every day someone would declare "It's like 1984" or "How Brave New World". So I didn't read them in a sort of protest. I actually skimmed 1984 for a class but it was dreary.

Novaheart
10-11-2013, 12:38 PM
You really need to read the book Brave New World.

or watch the intro to this:


http://www.videobash.com/video_show/idiocracy-intro-245281

THAT'S HILARIOUS!

Janice
10-19-2013, 05:10 PM
In 23 Advanced Economies: U.S. Adults Rank 21st in Math Skills
October 18, 2013

(CNSNews.com) - The U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) on Friday released the initial results of an international survey of adult skills in literacy and mathematics, revealing that Americans rank 21st in “numeracy” and are tied for 15th in literacy among adults in 23 advanced economies.

American adults also scored below the average in both numeracy and literacy for all respondents in all 23 advanced economies.

More@CNSNews (http://cnsnews.com/news/article/terence-p-jeffrey/23-advanced-economies-us-adults-rank-21st-math-skills)

We are so fortunate the left has taken complete control over the levers of power and curricular in academia in this country, arent we?