Page 1 of 5 12345 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 65

Thread: 'Lunch Scholars' Video Reveals American Teens Can't Answer Basic Trivia (VIDEO)

  1. #1 | Top
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    8,173
    Thanks
    3,704
    Thanked 2,354 Times in 1,809 Posts
    Groans
    799
    Groaned 5,133 Times in 4,488 Posts
    Blog Entries
    20

    Default 'Lunch Scholars' Video Reveals American Teens Can't Answer Basic Trivia (VIDEO)

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...n_1250023.html


    If there was ever a movie to make you laugh to keep from crying, it's this one.

    Austin, an intrepid young student-reporter, embarks on the noble mission of answering the question, "How much basic knowledge do American high school students really have?" The answer, however, may not be exactly what you want to hear.

    "Do you know the vice president of the United States?" Austin asks.

    "I don't know who it it's, it's, it's somebody....Bin Ladin," one student responds.

    The video continues in similar fashion, asking everything from, "In what war did America gain independence?" (which no one answered correctly without a hint) to "What countries border America?"

    Comedy aside, the United State's poor international rankings in subject proficiencies such as math is a problem that could cost the country around $75 trillion over 80 years, according to a study called "Globally Challenged: Are U.S. Students Ready to Compete?"

    Based on the research, U.S. students place behind 31 other countries in math proficiency, and behind 16 other countries in reading.




    Paul Peterson, a Harvard government professor, notes the effect this could have on the economy.

    "If we're going to grow at the rate that we hope to grow at to address the many issues that exist in our society, we need to have a powerful educational system that is producing a highly proficient workforce," Peterson told HuffPost in October.

    Finland shocked the world with their scores on the 2000 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) --an international exam for 15-year-olds where it ranked first for reading proficiency. By 2009, the country inhabited the top of the roster in reading, second in science and sixth in math.

    A 2010 study by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) showed the U.S. history testing scores are "stagnant," with only 9 percent of fourth graders correctly identifying a photograph of Abraham Lincoln and stating two reasons for his importance.

    Lee White, executive director of the National History Coalition, says the problem stems from history's place in American curriculum.

    "They've narrowed the curriculum to teach to the test. History has been deemphasized," he said. "You can't expect kids to have great scores in history when they're not being taught history."



    Thank God, these were examples of "white kids", not knowing basic information, and not "black kids". Folks 'round here, are so quick to point out the failings of black kids, when their own houses aren't in order. I'm jus' sayin'.- poet. Watch Yurt or Webbway post a counter video.

  2. #2 | Top
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Mid-Atlantic State
    Posts
    20,286
    Thanks
    2,331
    Thanked 3,574 Times in 2,885 Posts
    Groans
    1,459
    Groaned 2,412 Times in 1,995 Posts

    Default

    The effect its had on the economy ? Hell, look at the effect its had on government.......Obama is president and Mr. Pointy Pinhead Biden is VP......
    Washington in eyeball deep in numbskull minorities that we call gurus....making more money than they ever saw in their private lives......
    and the craziness goes on and on.....

    The dumbing down of America is endangering the nations very existence as we've known it.......

    Its a downward spiral of stupidity causing liberalism, liberalism empowering Democrats and Democrats supporting more stupidity.....



    Naturally, our resident racist would leave this comment....

    "Thank God, these were examples of "white kids", not knowing basic information, and not "black kids". Folks 'round here, are so quick to point out the failings of black kids, when their own houses aren't in order. I'm jus' sayin'.- poet. Watch Yurt or Webbway post a counter video"
    Black kids can't even name their own fathers let alone historical figures......they're taught MLK is the son of god......and thats about it for history......they think Europe is a city and all whites are
    bigots..............
    Last edited by NOVA; 02-02-2012 at 09:12 PM.

    Do you blabber, bluster, and blow smoke ?...then you're likely a Democrat
    Do you use
    'strawman' arguments' 95% of the time ?....then you're likely a Democrat

    The law (Obamacare) was deliberately written in a confusing way so “stupid” American voters wouldn’t understand
    the real cost to them and thus would be less likely to oppose it. Prof. J. Gruber


  3. The Following User Groans At NOVA For This Awful Post:

    Robespierre (02-03-2012)

  4. #3 | Top
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    48,441
    Thanks
    4,700
    Thanked 3,280 Times in 2,771 Posts
    Groans
    3,467
    Groaned 2,186 Times in 2,059 Posts

    Default

    cue white poet:

    you're a racist because this video shows white people. you just want white people to look dumb you racist mothu facker.l

  5. The Following User Groans At Yurt For This Awful Post:

    Rune (02-03-2012)

  6. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Yurt For This Post:

    icedancer2theend (02-03-2012), The Dude (02-03-2012), USFREEDOM911 (02-03-2012)

  7. #4 | Top
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    8,092
    Thanks
    1,805
    Thanked 1,224 Times in 858 Posts
    Groans
    1,102
    Groaned 346 Times in 315 Posts
    Blog Entries
    5

    Default

    Thank God, these were examples of "white kids", not knowing basic information, and not "black kids". Folks 'round here, are so quick to point out the failings of black kids, when their own houses aren't in order. I'm jus' sayin'.- poet.


    LOL

    What a race-baiter you are. And what the fuck are all the extra commas for in your writing? You need some schoolin', boy

  8. #5 | Top
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    1,619
    Thanks
    1,108
    Thanked 415 Times in 340 Posts
    Groans
    600
    Groaned 149 Times in 138 Posts

    Default

    Public schools suck because the whole system is run by liberal progressives.

  9. #6 | Top
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    36,525
    Thanks
    2,803
    Thanked 4,802 Times in 4,121 Posts
    Groans
    5,071
    Groaned 1,947 Times in 1,896 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by poet View Post
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...n_1250023.html


    If there was ever a movie to make you laugh to keep from crying, it's this one.

    Austin, an intrepid young student-reporter, embarks on the noble mission of answering the question, "How much basic knowledge do American high school students really have?" The answer, however, may not be exactly what you want to hear.

    "Do you know the vice president of the United States?" Austin asks.

    "I don't know who it it's, it's, it's somebody....Bin Ladin," one student responds.

    The video continues in similar fashion, asking everything from, "In what war did America gain independence?" (which no one answered correctly without a hint) to "What countries border America?"

    Comedy aside, the United State's poor international rankings in subject proficiencies such as math is a problem that could cost the country around $75 trillion over 80 years, according to a study called "Globally Challenged: Are U.S. Students Ready to Compete?"

    Based on the research, U.S. students place behind 31 other countries in math proficiency, and behind 16 other countries in reading.




    Paul Peterson, a Harvard government professor, notes the effect this could have on the economy.

    "If we're going to grow at the rate that we hope to grow at to address the many issues that exist in our society, we need to have a powerful educational system that is producing a highly proficient workforce," Peterson told HuffPost in October.

    Finland shocked the world with their scores on the 2000 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) --an international exam for 15-year-olds where it ranked first for reading proficiency. By 2009, the country inhabited the top of the roster in reading, second in science and sixth in math.

    A 2010 study by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) showed the U.S. history testing scores are "stagnant," with only 9 percent of fourth graders correctly identifying a photograph of Abraham Lincoln and stating two reasons for his importance.

    Lee White, executive director of the National History Coalition, says the problem stems from history's place in American curriculum.

    "They've narrowed the curriculum to teach to the test. History has been deemphasized," he said. "You can't expect kids to have great scores in history when they're not being taught history."



    Thank God, these were examples of "white kids", not knowing basic information, and not "black kids". Folks 'round here, are so quick to point out the failings of black kids, when their own houses aren't in order. I'm jus' sayin'.- poet. Watch Yurt or Webbway post a counter video.
    Are you stupid enough to believe that his film shows the response of EVERYONE that he interviewed and that he didn't cherry pick the ones he wanted to present.
    He had an agenda and set out to show anything that supported his agenda.

    Have you slapped your momma today?
    Allowing an illegal immigrant to stay in the US and now start the legal immigration process, is like allowing a bank robber to keep what he's stolen as long as he starts the loan process.
    Quote Originally Posted by evince View Post
    respecting the laws of the country you are in is a very good idea
    Quote Originally Posted by Sardonic View Post
    If you go to another country and break the law, just like when they come here and break the law, you have to pay the consequences.
    Quote Originally Posted by evince View Post
    comment on the subject matter or don't post
    Quote Originally Posted by Pietre View Post
    ...Tom is hating on the fact that if he got into my hole...

  10. #7 | Top
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    30,302
    Thanks
    1,041
    Thanked 3,617 Times in 2,816 Posts
    Groans
    1,008
    Groaned 1,328 Times in 1,225 Posts

    Default

    sadly, I can throw my two stepkids right in to this movie.
    You do not examine legislation in light of the benefits it will convey if properly administered, but in light of the wrongs it would do and the harms it would cause if improperly administered. —LYNDON B. JOHNSON

  11. #8 | Top
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Federal Way, WA
    Posts
    37,119
    Thanks
    9,857
    Thanked 7,613 Times in 5,552 Posts
    Groans
    561
    Groaned 685 Times in 648 Posts

  12. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Lt Surge For This Post:

    poet (02-03-2012), Robespierre (02-03-2012)

  13. #9 | Top
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    8,173
    Thanks
    3,704
    Thanked 2,354 Times in 1,809 Posts
    Groans
    799
    Groaned 5,133 Times in 4,488 Posts
    Blog Entries
    20

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by bravo View Post
    The effect its had on the economy ? Hell, look at the effect its had on government.......Obama is president and Mr. Pointy Pinhead Biden is VP......
    Washington in eyeball deep in numbskull minorities that we call gurus....making more money than they ever saw in their private lives......
    and the craziness goes on and on.....

    The dumbing down of America is endangering the nations very existence as we've known it.......

    Its a downward spiral of stupidity causing liberalism, liberalism empowering Democrats and Democrats supporting more stupidity.....



    Naturally, our resident racist would leave this comment....


    Black kids can't even name their own fathers let alone historical figures......they're taught MLK is the son of god......and thats about it for history......they think Europe is a city and all whites are
    bigots..............
    Wow. If you only made sense. And of course, you'll produce evidence to support your claims....but probably not. LOL

  14. #10 | Top
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    8,173
    Thanks
    3,704
    Thanked 2,354 Times in 1,809 Posts
    Groans
    799
    Groaned 5,133 Times in 4,488 Posts
    Blog Entries
    20

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by tinfoil View Post
    Thank God, these were examples of "white kids", not knowing basic information, and not "black kids". Folks 'round here, are so quick to point out the failings of black kids, when their own houses aren't in order. I'm jus' sayin'.- poet.


    LOL

    What a race-baiter you are. And what the fuck are all the extra commas for in your writing? You need some schoolin', boy

    Right. Looking at your avatar and your racial pejorative, you have the nerve to call anyone a race-baiter? I guess it worked.....all the racists come running when I post.

  15. #11 | Top
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    8,173
    Thanks
    3,704
    Thanked 2,354 Times in 1,809 Posts
    Groans
    799
    Groaned 5,133 Times in 4,488 Posts
    Blog Entries
    20

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by icedancer2theend View Post
    Public schools suck because the whole system is run by liberal progressives.
    Under-funded by conservatives, who want to dismantle the dept of education, and not pay teachers.

  16. #12 | Top
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    19,148
    Thanks
    21,800
    Thanked 6,274 Times in 4,731 Posts
    Groans
    24,349
    Groaned 4,845 Times in 4,333 Posts

    Default

    this is nothing new, the tonight show use to do this with adults in the 80's. They were are just as dumb.

    But rant on about education you lunatics.

  17. #13 | Top
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    27,608
    Thanks
    699
    Thanked 4,679 Times in 3,805 Posts
    Groans
    908
    Groaned 1,552 Times in 1,455 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by poet View Post
    Under-funded by conservatives, who want to dismantle the dept of education, and not pay teachers.
    given the results you just posted, I would say we should fire everyone at the DoE and all the teachers......I bet there are a lot of parents, who seeing this video, wish they had schools of choice and a voucher system......

  18. The Following User Says Thank You to PostmodernProphet For This Post:

    icedancer2theend (02-03-2012)

  19. #14 | Top
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    19,148
    Thanks
    21,800
    Thanked 6,274 Times in 4,731 Posts
    Groans
    24,349
    Groaned 4,845 Times in 4,333 Posts

    Default

    as if the parents are smarter postmoderSandusky

  20. #15 | Top
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    27,608
    Thanks
    699
    Thanked 4,679 Times in 3,805 Posts
    Groans
    908
    Groaned 1,552 Times in 1,455 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by The Dude View Post
    as if the parents are smarter postmoderSandusky
    have you stopped molesting children?.....

Similar Threads

  1. Did Anyone Not See This Video?
    By Lt Surge in forum Sports, Hobbies & Pictures
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-11-2009, 02:32 PM
  2. Democrats have failed to answer the most basic question
    By TuTu Monroe in forum Current Events Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-24-2009, 02:46 AM
  3. For those that haven't seen this video already
    By Abraxas in forum Off Topic Forum
    Replies: 35
    Last Post: 05-24-2009, 06:31 PM
  4. best video ever!!!
    By Robdawg in forum Current Events Forum
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-07-2008, 10:59 PM
  5. My first Youtube video
    By Beefy in forum Off Topic Forum
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 10-05-2007, 05:40 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Rules

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •