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Jonathan50 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-20-07 06:15 PM
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15. Give me a child until he is seven and I will give you the man.
I was taught by my father at home as a child, by the time I was seven I could read the Reader's Digest quite easily.
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  -The Dumbing Down of America Faux pas  Mar-20-07 02:39 PM   #0 
  - New Fox Program - Are You Smarter Than 5th Grader?  Robson   Mar-20-07 02:47 PM   #1 
  - I believe the same thing. Just the difference from my school days,  Faux pas   Mar-20-07 06:09 PM   #12 
  - I've never seen the show, but 5th graders are pretty smart.  pampango   Mar-21-07 06:55 AM   #64 
  - There quiz was pretty easy, but there are some areas  ComerPerro   Mar-23-07 12:11 PM   #95 
  - better idea  jollyreaper2112   Mar-23-07 01:52 PM   #97 
  - Yeah, hosted by Jeff Foxworthy.  geardaddy   Mar-23-07 03:24 PM   #100 
  - Incredible rant.  Selatius   Mar-20-07 02:48 PM   #2 
  - Economics is often absent in high school course offerings.  MissMarple   Mar-20-07 03:37 PM   #6 
  - No offense to teachers, but I can bet many of them couldn't teach  Faux pas   Mar-20-07 06:18 PM   #16 
     - No offense to teachers eh  MadHound   Mar-20-07 06:56 PM   #26 
     - Not putting at the feet of ALL teachers. Guess you missed my  Faux pas   Mar-20-07 07:16 PM   #34 
        - No, I didn't miss that, nor did I miss this  MadHound   Mar-20-07 07:42 PM   #36 
           - Sorry 'pal', all I can do is apologize and hope you accept it. My  Faux pas   Mar-21-07 02:51 AM   #54 
     - Offense taken anyway  proud2Blib   Mar-20-07 07:50 PM   #39 
     - I figure that teachers have to pass a competency test to teach.  Faux pas   Mar-21-07 03:35 AM   #58 
     - It's not the teachers; it's the culture and the parents  treestar   Mar-22-07 02:38 PM   #72 
  - How about too dumb to understand trickle-down economics,  Faux pas   Mar-20-07 06:14 PM   #14 
  - My high school didn't offer any econ/finance courses.  Cabcere   Mar-20-07 07:07 PM   #31 
  - Not educating the "masses"  melody   Mar-20-07 02:50 PM   #3 
  - and doesn't Neil have a certain school program  onethatcares   Mar-20-07 03:01 PM   #4 
  - Can anyone accurately remember the quote  Karenina   Mar-20-07 03:35 PM   #5 
     - Give me a child until he is seven and I will give you the man.  Jonathan50   Mar-20-07 06:15 PM   #15 
  - Sad and scary. How did this happen anyway? Who wasn't  Faux pas   Mar-20-07 06:21 PM   #17 
  - Do you remember who poppy's little buddy is, by chance?  MissMarple   Mar-20-07 07:42 PM   #37 
  - corporations have bought us up. they want to keep us dump,  antifaschits   Mar-20-07 03:38 PM   #7 
  - Agreed, now what do we do? n/t  Faux pas   Mar-20-07 06:22 PM   #18 
     - the theme song to MASH comes to mind, but, it seems coulter-productive.  antifaschits   Mar-20-07 07:05 PM   #29 
        - I've been praying and hope-hope-hoping for a viable third  Faux pas   Mar-20-07 07:26 PM   #35 
  - Um, Let's See, the US allows B*sh to be pResident ...  Danascot   Mar-20-07 05:10 PM   #8 
  - LOL succinct and precise and to the point. Your case is rested. n/t  Faux pas   Mar-20-07 06:24 PM   #19 
  - The Supreme Court allowed Bush to become president.  Kurovski   Mar-20-07 07:07 PM   #32 
  - Very true, and from the article  treestar   Mar-22-07 02:43 PM   #74 
  - kick  heatstreak   Mar-20-07 05:44 PM   #9 
  - Thank you. n/t  Faux pas   Mar-20-07 06:25 PM   #20 
  - Valenzuela has written some great stuff  Terri S   Mar-20-07 05:51 PM   #10 
  - This was the first I'd heard of him. I saved the blog link when  Faux pas   Mar-20-07 06:27 PM   #21 
  - "Gluttony and materialism have enveloped all corners of the United States," . . .  OneBlueSky   Mar-20-07 05:54 PM   #11 
  - And how truly sad. n/t  Faux pas   Mar-20-07 06:28 PM   #22 
  - The dumbing down of America has been going on for a long time  Lydia Leftcoast   Mar-20-07 06:13 PM   #13 
  - You forget to mention A&E. I don't watch it for the tattoo, car salesman  Faux pas   Mar-20-07 06:32 PM   #23 
  - Oh, A&E is one of the most disgusting examples!  Lydia Leftcoast   Mar-20-07 08:07 PM   #41 
     - I loved Silent Witness, A touch of Frost and all of those. I almost  Faux pas   Mar-21-07 03:08 AM   #57 
     - You won't hear from them  Lydia Leftcoast   Mar-21-07 11:46 AM   #66 
        - LOL I got that. Probably b/c I never even got an automated  Faux pas   Mar-22-07 02:15 PM   #68 
     - The Tragic Thing About A & E  Crisco   Mar-23-07 09:39 AM   #92 
  - I'll give you credit on the rest but  nick303   Mar-20-07 08:33 PM   #45 
  - As something to watch on TV?  Lydia Leftcoast   Mar-20-07 09:05 PM   #48 
  - That's just the "free market"  Lilith Velkor   Mar-23-07 12:04 PM   #94 
  - NCLB  Jonathan50   Mar-20-07 06:33 PM   #24 
  - Definition of NCLB please? I guess I missed that class.  Faux pas   Mar-20-07 06:42 PM   #25 
     - No Child Left Behind  Jonathan50   Mar-20-07 07:02 PM   #28 
        - Of course, no child left behind. It didn't click in because  Faux pas   Mar-20-07 07:08 PM   #33 
           - Here you go...  Jonathan50   Mar-20-07 07:43 PM   #38 
           - Oops, I answered myself. LOL Anyway, thank you very much.  Faux pas   Mar-21-07 03:02 AM   #56 
           - Thank you very much. I'm going to check it out right now. n/t  Faux pas   Mar-21-07 02:56 AM   #55 
  - I just read the whole thing. It's a bit long-winded and repetitious  Raksha   Mar-20-07 06:59 PM   #27 
  - Good questions, wish I had the answers. n/t  Faux pas   Mar-21-07 04:40 AM   #63 
  - Prose too purple, too much passive voice  Ezlivin   Mar-23-07 08:42 AM   #83 
  - This is the biggest myth and should be listed as an urban legend.  CK_John   Mar-20-07 07:07 PM   #30 
  - The fact that they consider this self-centeredness and superficiality to be  Lydia Leftcoast   Mar-20-07 08:10 PM   #42 
  - They understand "value" vs money. Then understand social  CK_John   Mar-20-07 08:26 PM   #43 
  - And they're going to understand string theory without math?  Lydia Leftcoast   Mar-20-07 09:04 PM   #47 
  - Exactly  riverdeep   Mar-21-07 04:04 AM   #59 
     - I've got 'Idiocracy'  riverdeep   Mar-21-07 04:07 AM   #61 
        - Not sure how that movie ever got made, much less released, but  lectrobyte   Mar-21-07 11:54 AM   #67 
  - Are these upper middle class white kids?  sleebarker   Mar-20-07 08:56 PM   #46 
  - Yes.  CK_John   Mar-20-07 09:08 PM   #49 
  - I've been communicating with people all over the world....  Jonathan50   Mar-21-07 12:02 AM   #50 
  - Yeah, sure, ya betcha. Going into debt as a way of life is not  Faux pas   Mar-21-07 02:39 AM   #52 
  - Probably the single WORST thing about the dumbing-down of America  Raksha   Mar-20-07 08:05 PM   #40 
  - It's not just kids and it's not just the Constitution  Jonathan50   Mar-20-07 08:31 PM   #44 
  - Yeah, being 'the president' does not elevate someone to  Faux pas   Mar-21-07 02:45 AM   #53 
  - That Tandy's store is long gone, like a lot of other things.  Raksha   Mar-21-07 04:06 AM   #60 
     - I lived in Ontario most of my life. When we went to the 'big city'  Faux pas   Mar-21-07 04:20 AM   #62 
     - There is certainly a heritable component of intelligence...  Jonathan50   Mar-22-07 02:40 PM   #73 
        - I'm a hardcore INFP myself  sleebarker   Mar-23-07 09:37 AM   #91 
  - I'm with you on this; my pet peeve is when the President is referred to  treestar   Mar-22-07 02:35 PM   #71 
  - hold up!! this is news...  bridgit   Mar-21-07 12:03 AM   #51 
  - 1 person out of 5  BoneDaddy   Mar-21-07 07:00 AM   #65 
  - I believe there's a connection btwn illiteracy and crime.  Faux pas   Mar-22-07 02:26 PM   #69 
  - Federal standards for graduation  cgrindley   Mar-22-07 02:32 PM   #70 
  - But NCLB is PART OF the dumbing down of America  Lydia Leftcoast   Mar-22-07 06:26 PM   #77 
  - Pretty good ideas  cgrindley   Mar-22-07 07:01 PM   #79 
  - If you talk to someone who went to an old-fashioned boys' school  Lydia Leftcoast   Mar-23-07 08:17 AM   #82 
     - Quite true  cgrindley   Mar-23-07 09:07 AM   #84 
  - Marching band provides all those non physical benefits  Jonathan50   Mar-23-07 08:04 AM   #81 
     - Band is great  cgrindley   Mar-23-07 09:17 AM   #85 
        - You're shitting me, right?  seawolf   Mar-23-07 09:32 AM   #87 
           - No  cgrindley   Mar-23-07 09:36 AM   #89 
              - Being able to play a musical instrument well...  Jonathan50   Mar-23-07 02:25 PM   #98 
                 - I never said well  cgrindley   Mar-23-07 03:20 PM   #99 
  - Nationalize private schools  Thothmes   Mar-23-07 07:58 AM   #80 
  - The existence of private schools  cgrindley   Mar-23-07 09:19 AM   #86 
  - The standards are easy?  donco6   Mar-23-07 12:19 PM   #96 
  - Movie recommendation: "Idiocracy"  EOO   Mar-22-07 02:47 PM   #75 
  - In one word...  qwlauren35   Mar-22-07 02:53 PM   #76 
  - I am the slime......... Frank Zappa  Jonathan50   Mar-22-07 06:34 PM   #78 
  - Bill Watterson had a great comment on this:  seawolf   Mar-23-07 09:34 AM   #88 
  - I've said it before, I'll say it again.  seawolf   Mar-23-07 09:36 AM   #90 
  - 5 out of 4 people have serious trouble with fractions...  joe_sixpack   Mar-23-07 10:34 AM   #93 
 

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