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Americans ARE Stupid,
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Americans are stupid, look at the things that are currently going on in our county. Obama anti christ, 300 year old plan, Illuminati etc, I mean u in America no wat i mean its ridiculous that they believe shit like this. 20% of Americans are idiots. Sorry its true not to mention wee have a lot of stupid things in the past. Its mo wonder why other counties dislike us.
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It's generalizing to say americans are stupid

which makes you an ignorant noob ^_^ congratz

Some Americans are too lazy to care about certant things. I'm not saying all Americans are, I'm merely suggesting some americans are lazy, not stupid.
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Perfect_Insanity wrote:

It's generalizing to say americans are stupid

which makes you an ignorant noob ^_^ congratz

Some Americans are too lazy to care about certant things. I'm not saying all Americans are, I'm merely suggesting some americans are lazy, not stupid.


Yes they are lazy, and some are stupid really they are.
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Watch Hokie vent about how shitty American education is!

I don't think Education is at all the be all and end all of intelligence, but it's at least something in the forms of being an informed person. Education in public schools is just downright piss poor in America, and I personally would consider it child abuse to set your child in one of them. Were all the teachers bad for me? Hell no, some of them were the most amazing teachers and people I've ever met, but sadly as awesome as they were, the downright shitty just weighed them the fuck down. There is no competition, why the fuck does a teacher need to be good nowadays? The only person that can tell them to be good is themselves. As long as you read the textbook in the correct way and reread it to people who have questions, grats brah, you're a fucking public school teacher.

Now, if anybody here is from North Carlina, you may have heard of the school "Needham B. Broughton High School" said to be the best school option for me and "one of the very nice schools in the country" and it had an "IB Program" (which is now being taken away at the cost of a couple million dollars because it was apparently too successful.) The school is downright shit. Granted, I stopped caring about grades and all that in middle school, but if I actually cared, I'd be more pissed at how ridiculous it is than I am now.

So, this prestigious" (I think it fucking means something like high class or some shit like that, I'm just trying to look awesome with some big words, okay?) high end school was supposed to give me a hardcore mother fucking High School eduation. It's such a fucking great school, rich fucking people went there instead of going to private schools, and it's so fucking good that Martin Luther King Jr. (I think it was him) and even fucking Obama fucking spoke at the damn school. I enter that shit and I'm like "fuck yeah dude, competent teachers woot woot." Eeer... Nope.

Example of the shit that is this school: Fucking Biology class. Had me fucking do pointless "labs" where I basically did nothing but rack up grades doing, and they were all dumb as crap. You do follow the instructions and you get told at the end "See! It does turn purple like it says in the notes" "No fucking way! I thought the government was about to get me". Then there was *Fun* fucking notes. A set of notes partially filled out for you, mostly filled out for you too! Oh boy! Granted, this was an Academic class rather than AP or some shit like that, why the fuck am I being given notes that are partially filled out for me? Why the fuck are you wasting the school's money on paper just so you can fucking print out partially filled out notes for me? Has it ever fucking occurred to you that I can write this shit down myself and that I'm not an 8 year old with severe learning disabilities? Bitch couldn't even spell table without asking the class. "IS IT 'E L' or 'L E' gaiz?" She even fucking sucked at spelling on print outs, honey, Microsoft Word has fucking spell check FYI.

That same year, I had a World History teacher that did the same thing with Fun Notes, and to make things better we had to get notebooks and GLUE the worksheets down into our notebooks. Japanese teacher? More printed out worksheets. She even admitted to not being able to understand Japanese speakers, am I supposed to learn from this white lady about Japanese just because she lived there in the past? Barely any teacher in that school knows how to inspire students to learn, very few of them know how to be respectable teachers, and most of them don't give enough of a shit. Grades are based off not about how much you know and interpret, it's about how many worksheets you took the time to fill out.

Now onto other thing other than trashing the school and giving an example of how horrible the "good" public schools in America actually are. Competition needs to flat out happen. A bad teacher is as safe as good teacher. Don't worry, you can be a shitty teacher, and get your paycheck. You can allow ignorant, uneducated fucks to around and get your god damn paycheck, it's not hurting society or anything. Bad teachers need to lose their jobs or be given a reason to pick up their acts before they lose their jobs. It's so god damn hard to fire a teacher nowadays, it's insane. Why are teachers protected against being fired? Why? I mean seriously, why? Other countries seem to have amazing systems going on about how parents can easily choose a good school over a shitty school and not have problems because they're not in the fricken school district. Shit schools will not get students and will have incentive to pick up their damn acts, and if they don't, they will not get a lot of students.

I think what Education is to America and maybe other countries is a bit stupid.

Math? (The really high end shit.) That's not fricken education, that's maybe some brain exercises, but I'm pretty damn sure people can exercise their brains in more productive ways than this boring and overcomplicated shit that not everybody will use in life. I know how to find the minimum on some graph now, so what the hell is the this pro-choice thing about when it comes to Abortion? Huh? How does the abortion process go? What!? There is an ex-Gay Reparative (sp?) movement!? NO FUCKING WAY! What... transexuals actually might have a gene that might make them want to be trannies!? I thought they were just fricken fruit cakes. Gays just lost their right to marry in California? Oh wait... is there a different between Californa, and North California and South California!? WHAT!? It's not North California, but rather North Carolina!? What the hell is this Massachusetts BS? Is this some damn country or something? Where the fuck is it on the map?

Why can't I learn in-depth things that are actually happening as we speak? Hell, if it weren't for fucking Crunchyroll, a fucking site about fucking Anime, I'd actually be a hell of a lot dumber and ignorant of what is happening in this worlds it's not even money. I should have my school teaching me this stuff, not stuff posted by people on a god damn Anime website. If it weren't for Crunchyroll, I wouldn't know fricken "Ex-gay" people were walking around like "JESUS SAVED ME, I DUN FUK NO GAIZ NO MOAR!!! TRU STORY" and they still seem like the same flamers they had always been, except when they say the word "God" they mean the Christian God rather than when they're commenting on some girl's "fitted jeans" that they happen to also have a pair of. Trannies got a gene that might make them wanna be trannies? Nope, wouldn't have known that without Crunchyroll telling me that shit, school wouldn't have told me it either. I mean come on, teach me some shit that people are discovering in this world. Teach me how gruesome the process of Abortion is. Teach me some fucking shit other than 2X-3=5 and X=4.

Teach me what these dudes are preaching about is all crazy loonies walking around with batshit messed up brains and stuff like that. Teach me that Vaccines protect more people than they fucking very extremely rarely EVER kill, and the looney ass fucking kids can choose to believe that shit or believe the whole government is out to fucking get them. (I watched a Law and Order on this recently and a little before that a Dateline episode of it.) People fucking don't vaccinate their kids on shit like measles!? WHAT THE FUCK!? Then they go "HEY GRRL RUN WITH DEM OTHA KIDZ MAKE THEM FUCKERS SICK TOO KEKEKE".

Too much focus on bull shit, too little focus on real shit. Maybe if they teach real shit, we wouldn't have to pick from Retard A and Retard B when it's time to choose a president. Maybe one day the Republican and Democratic party can all die in a fucking die and individuals would be individuals in the way they think instead of going "REPUBLICANS ARE LIEK DIZ GAIZ" and "DEMOCRATZ DUN LUV JESUS". Maybe kids would grow some common fucking sense and maybe one day wake up to the shit that's happening.

Education just fucking sucks in America.
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When I first saw that wall of text I was like, “Damn it, I hate when people give me a taste of my own medicine,” but that was actually an enjoyable read. I was rofflecoptering ftw. I’ve also had a lot of similar experiences. My Spanish teacher, for example, admitted that she didn’t speak Spanish. She’d visited Mexico once and memorized some key sentences like. Basically, by the end of the class I could sing the One Semester of Spanish, Spanish Love Song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngRq82c8Baw

Oh, and there was another problem. This teacher had a lisp, so I learned to pronounce the words she taught us from that very youtube video I posted above. In her defence, I later purchased the Rosetta Stone Spanish program for about 298 Washingtons and still wasn’t able to learn the language. This being said, I’ve been unable to learn the language because I have an apparent lack of self discipline and computers hate me.

Labs are an important part of your education, and so is math. Many children are unable to learn sciences without hands on demonstrations. While this doesn’t apply to everyone it’s important to include these because a significant majority of youths benefit from them. Math may not seem immediately applicable but I really wish I hadn’t missed out on my high-school algebra two and geometry classes. I cannot tell you how many times that really has come up in my attempt to further my academic career.

There were some parts of your post that I just had to skip over. Slow down, buddy. You’re hilarious and all but I don’t want to have to pull out a decoder ring to get through you essays.

Concerning the points you brought up, the Republican political party has actually tried to combat that. They’re trying to pass a ‘school voucher,’ program that emulates the success of European countries by forcing teachers to compete for their job. The problem is that we have a government monopoly supported by the Teachers Unions and the Democratic political party that prevents any progress from being made. There’s a reason why even conservative teachers and professors register democrat…. They don’t want to compete for their job.

The Republicans are powerless to do anything because any attempt to get the voucher system is shot down by the democrats without being considered while senators on the republican side are bribed or bullied by teachers unions into joining the “Screw America’s children and their future,” side.
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I don`t think we`re ALL stupid // but we have the most obesity (:
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thats because in those countries u only get 2 choices in life learn or die ........and now fo spam time for every 100,000 views these guys will sponsor a child =to feed them and provide them an education!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4giMyqv0qc
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it really depends on what high school you go to. there are crap schools, but there are some excellent schools as well. the high school i go to is the best in my area. our AP, SAT, SAT II, ACT, and other standardized test scores are well above the national average.

however i think the problem is that not everyone has the opportunity to go to a good high school. i know people who have moved from a crappy high school, came here, and then struggled to keep up. your high school education prepares you for college, and those that went to a crappy high school struggle to adapt to the new environment. i go to community college as well as high school, and i can easily say classes at cc are a breeze. nobody in my class knew what a helping/auxiliary verb was... i'm serious...

don't you guys always hear about how, especially here in texas with the top 10% rule and all, there are people dropping out of college their freshmen year even though they were in the top 1% of their class? not all high schools are created equal unfortunately... as high school plays a big part in preparing you for college, if they didn't do it well enough then uhh ohh. then of course there's the people who don't even make it past high school, but i don't know much about why...


highschool doesnt prepare u for college, its meant to prepare you to be a "good citizen". To bad it fails horribly at doing either. i dont care how good or bad yur highschool is, college success is not determined by you AP, SAT, SAT II, ACT, and all the other pointless brainwashing crap.

college sucess depends on 3 things,
1- your attitude
2-work ethic
3-ability to adapt

the same could be said about being a "good citizen". peace over war
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highschool doesnt prepare u for college, its meant to prepare you to be a "good citizen". To bad it fails horribly at doing either. i dont care how good or bad yur highschool is, college success is not determined by you AP, SAT, SAT II, ACT, and all the other pointless brainwashing crap.

college sucess depends on 3 things,
1- your attitude
2-work ethic
3-ability to adapt

the same could be said about being a "good citizen". peace over war


college is just more of high school except the teacher doesn't hold your hand. it teaches you the skills you need to succeed in a career field, and you apply them once you're out of school. you acquire your time management and study skills in high school. a good high school can help develop good study habits. if you have never studied for a test in your life, how will you succeed in college? you find out what works and what doesn't in high school. procrastinating in studying for a calculus test the night before will give you an F. or writing a 15 page essay the night before will mean an F. the repercussions of failing in high school are nowhere near as bad as in college. you fail, you get kicked out of the class. no refund.

in actuality your scores on those standardized tests are good indicators of how well you will perform in college. that's why those scores play a big part in college admissions. do you agree that people with high SAT, SAT II, ACT, and especially AP scores do well in college? the 3 things you said all tie into obtaining those good test scores. colleges look for that. you are right in that you need those 3 qualities to succeed in college, but how can colleges know you have those qualities without some sort of proof? your test scores make up part of that proof.
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JJT2 wrote:

highschool doesnt prepare u for college, its meant to prepare you to be a "good citizen". To bad it fails horribly at doing either. i dont care how good or bad yur highschool is, college success is not determined by you AP, SAT, SAT II, ACT, and all the other pointless brainwashing crap.

college sucess depends on 3 things,
1- your attitude
2-work ethic
3-ability to adapt

the same could be said about being a "good citizen". peace over war


Where do you live? Your ACT are crucial to getting into a good university.
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I agree with the elimination of the school district system, but definitely not the uniforms or reporting home directly after school. Kids need freedom, too.
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JJT2 wrote:

highschool doesnt prepare u for college, its meant to prepare you to be a "good citizen". To bad it fails horribly at doing either. i dont care how good or bad yur highschool is, college success is not determined by you AP, SAT, SAT II, ACT, and all the other pointless brainwashing crap.

college sucess depends on 3 things,
1- your attitude
2-work ethic
3-ability to adapt

the same could be said about being a "good citizen". peace over war


college is just more of high school except the teacher doesn't hold your hand. it teaches you the skills you need to succeed in a career field, and you apply them once you're out of school. you acquire your time management and study skills in high school. a good high school can help develop good study habits. if you have never studied for a test in your life, how will you succeed in college? you find out what works and what doesn't in high school. procrastinating in studying for a calculus test the night before will give you an F. or writing a 15 page essay the night before will mean an F. the repercussions of failing in high school are nowhere near as bad as in college. you fail, you get kicked out of the class. no refund.

in actuality your scores on those standardized tests are good indicators of how well you will perform in college. that's why those scores play a big part in college admissions. do you agree that people with high SAT, SAT II, ACT, and especially AP scores do well in college? the 3 things you said all tie into obtaining those good test scores. colleges look for that. you are right in that you need those 3 qualities to succeed in college, but how can colleges know you have those qualities without some sort of proof? your test scores make up part of that proof.


you acquire your time management and study skills in high school. a good high school can help develop good study habits.

u need more then study habits to pass a college coarse, depending on the type of course and teacher, studying may not help u at all, especially if yur teacher would rather u write an argumentative paper on the issue- that takes critical thinking skills, something most highschools dont teach.

do you agree that people with high SAT, SAT II, ACT, and especially AP scores do well in college? the 3 things you said all tie into obtaining those good test scores. colleges look for that. you are right in that you need those 3 qualities to succeed in college, but how can colleges know you have those qualities without some sort of proof? your test scores make up part of that proof

yes, there is a correlation between high scores and success in college, but how do the 3 things tie into those test? Are those certified personality test? do they really test your ability to adapt to new environments? work ethic as well? i have only taken the ACT, and i can tell u from many experiences, IT does not. It have some basic/advance english/reading, math, and science problems. Most of which you wont learn in highschool. And im quite sure those other test aren't intelligence/ personality/ work ethic all rolled in to one.

like most test in america, trying to measure abstract terms like intelligence is contriversal in itself, but using abstracts to determine the success of somthing as concrete as college experience?

u know there is also a correalation between people with good atitudes and high GPAs. Btw, colleges dont look for those qualities, they look at your GPA and SAT scores, which isnt credible proof of those attributes. peace over war
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JJT2 wrote:

highschool doesnt prepare u for college, its meant to prepare you to be a "good citizen". To bad it fails horribly at doing either. i dont care how good or bad yur highschool is, college success is not determined by you AP, SAT, SAT II, ACT, and all the other pointless brainwashing crap.

college sucess depends on 3 things,
1- your attitude
2-work ethic
3-ability to adapt

the same could be said about being a "good citizen". peace over war


Where do you live? Your ACT are crucial to getting into a good university.


ACT IS crucial to getting in a university, but it doesnt measure the most important qualities that determine how well u succeed in college. The government just believes it does, with whatever skewed statistics they where shown.Being intelligent is only one small factor into succeeding into college. It wont do you any good alone.And with an unequal school system, i could argue it doesnt do good at all. those test dont measure the most important attributes.

1- your attitude
2-work ethic
3-ability to adapt

"learning is not enough, we must apply, willing is not enough, we must do"- Bruce Lee
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JJT2 wrote:

u need more then study habits to pass a college coarse, depending on the type of course and teacher, studying may not help u at all, especially if yur teacher would rather u write an argumentative paper on the issue- that takes critical thinking skills, something most highschools dont teach.

yes, there is a correlation between high scores and success in college, but how do the 3 things tie into those test? Are those certified personality test? do they really test your ability to adapt to new environments? work ethic as well? i have only taken the ACT, and i can tell u from many experiences, IT does not. It have some basic/advance english/reading, math, and science problems. Most of which you wont learn in highschool. And im quite sure those other test aren't intelligence/ personality/ work ethic all rolled in to one.

like most test in america, trying to measure abstract terms like intelligence is contriversal in itself, but using abstracts to determine the success of somthing as concrete as college experience?

u know there is also a correalation between people with good atitudes and high GPAs. Btw, colleges dont look for those qualities, they look at your GPA and SAT scores, which isnt credible proof of those attributes. peace over war


ok now that i think about it the ACT and SAT don't reflect those qualities at all. lol.

the ACT tests how much you have learned in high school. everything on the ACT you should have already learned. that's why it's so easy for many kids. the SAT tests your logic and reasoning skills. most of the questions, especially the math are basic problems except the wording has been arranged to make it more difficult to comprehend.

it depends on what classes you take in high school. AP classes teach you critical thinking skills and how to think outside the box. AP us history and AP literature teach you how to analyze primary source documents and think beyond what is written on the paper. that's why earning high scores on AP exams can grant you college credit. they are college level classes.

colleges do look for those qualities. why do you think they make us write personal essays? they want people who will succeed in college not fail. many colleges also require letters of recommendation from teachers or a guidance counselor.
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JJT2 wrote:

u need more then study habits to pass a college coarse, depending on the type of course and teacher, studying may not help u at all, especially if yur teacher would rather u write an argumentative paper on the issue- that takes critical thinking skills, something most highschools dont teach.

yes, there is a correlation between high scores and success in college, but how do the 3 things tie into those test? Are those certified personality test? do they really test your ability to adapt to new environments? work ethic as well? i have only taken the ACT, and i can tell u from many experiences, IT does not. It have some basic/advance english/reading, math, and science problems. Most of which you wont learn in highschool. And im quite sure those other test aren't intelligence/ personality/ work ethic all rolled in to one.

like most test in america, trying to measure abstract terms like intelligence is contriversal in itself, but using abstracts to determine the success of somthing as concrete as college experience?

u know there is also a correalation between people with good atitudes and high GPAs. Btw, colleges dont look for those qualities, they look at your GPA and SAT scores, which isnt credible proof of those attributes. peace over war


ok now that i think about it the ACT and SAT don't reflect those qualities at all. lol.

the ACT tests how much you have learned in high school. everything on the ACT you should have already learned. that's why it's so easy for many kids. the SAT tests your logic and reasoning skills. most of the questions, especially the math are basic problems except the wording has been arranged to make it more difficult to comprehend.

it depends on what classes you take in high school. AP classes teach you critical thinking skills and how to think outside the box. AP us history and AP literature teach you how to analyze primary source documents and think beyond what is written on the paper. that's why earning high scores on AP exams can grant you college credit. they are college level classes.

colleges do look for those qualities. why do you think they make us write personal essays? they want people who will succeed in college not fail. many colleges also require letters of recommendation from teachers or a guidance counselor.


some colleges want you to write personal essays.But what can you really tell from a personal essay? it's still a shallow representation of an individual, though its better then the test, it still lacks substance.

AP courses are college level, thus aren't average highschool courses. That's why thier college credit. but in reality most kids dont fall into AP courses, because there is no preperation for it.U either know it, or you dont. peace over war
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