Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Two Thirds Is A Majority

After more than three years of war and almost 2,400 troops killed, a recent study says nearly two thirds of young adults ages 18-24 cannot find Iraq on a map. And, I wouldn't be surprised if out of those two thirds, two thirds of them couldn't even read a map ... and two thirds of that two thirds could only read English at an elementary school level. In today's world economy, what chance does our country have when graduating high school students can't even read a newspaper, or job application for that matter?

3 Comments:

Blogger jarhead john said...

Might have something to do with the fact that they spend more time learning about "diversity," "sensitivity," "tolerance," blah blah blah, than they do learning true academic subjects.

May 03, 2006 9:04 AM  
Blogger JK said...

Amen! Thanks for reading.

May 03, 2006 12:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember when a nephew "ran away to Indonesia", the entire family aksed, "where's that?". The mother was an Elementary School teacher, her husband, a school Aministrator (I didn't hear him wonder, but would think she wouldn't question if he knew). His father teaches High School. Another is a "brainic", graduate of Rutger's College. His sister changed majors in College to become a nurse. Don't know if we didn't learn about Indonesia, perhaps forgotten?

When I moved to California, got this "where is Pennsylvania" question a lot. The best was when I was asked, "is that anywhere near Philadelphia?"

May 04, 2006 3:39 AM  

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