We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I had to laugh at that, because America is still far from providing a meaningful high school education to the average kid:
The cheerful confidence in face of utter ignorance is the most impressive aspect of this video. You can either blame the schools, the parents, or simply accept that these kids simply are not interesting in knowing much. You can lead a horse to water...
These kids don't need college. They need remedial grammar school. As Black and Right says: "We fund public schools. I demand my money back"
Like most kids they're not interested in learning, all they want is to get someone to hand them whatever they desire for the rest of their lives without having to lift a finger, ever.
They're indeed also not interesting :)
I was aware that the video had been heavily edited for effect, but the question remains whether the "goofy" answers that made the final cut were offered as a joke or in all seriousness. If the latter, then how have these uninformed "students" managed to escape the concerned attention of their teachers for so long? I thought the day of social promotions was over now that federal funding of local schools and federal oversight was in place as part of No Child Left Behind.
Teacher in a class of 26 students handing back a graded paper in math 2012.
"Well people, this is really bad, more than 76% didn´t pass and this was our second try."
A student´s reply: "...sorry, that can´t be right, we are not that many in math class."
Gotta admire the teachers unions. They set out to deprive students of critical reasoning and have succeeded. Now the sheep are ready for continual shearing.
Now, truly, America is a people of the government, by the government, and for the government.