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.
As someone who is relatively young in business but now occasionally asked to interview possible new hires, I have developed a list of general information questions which I like to use. Math, history, religion, scope of reading, current events, art, etc. After all, unless somebody is a genius in our field, you really want to hire people you want to be around and to work with, and secondarily people who you think can help make money because they are young and that can be hard to predict.
If they don't help you make money you can just let them go, but they at least have been good company for a while.
Given my assessment of US primary education, I suppose they probably weren't taught basic issues of US history, but then, they didn't have enough awareness of current events to know that boob, Joe Biden, was the vice president. It's close, but I think they probably weren't taught US history. If anything, they were taught some putrid fantasy of Howard Zinn. As much as idiots on parade is a painful thing to watch since the reproduce (a little anyway) and many of them vote, it is a bit gratifying that they didn't learn the US history they were probably taught. At least there's hope because they don't have to unlearn anything.
religion? Best be careful or you could rightfully get sued for asking those questions as they're inevitably volatile, highly subjective, and can lead to people thinking their rejection was based on their opinions about religion.
Art? Unless you're working in an art gallery someone's opinions about art (or just knowing the names of some composers or painters) has nothing to do with their ability to perform a job.
Neither should have a place in education except in the broadest sense possible, as part of history and reading/language lessons for example.
Who controls the present controls the past, who controls the past controls the future. By keeping these kids ignorant of US history as was taught to me and my forefathers, substituting a fragmentary history with a heavy Marxist analysis, modern education prepares the future.
Tamquam Leo Rugiens
This is why Democrats can convince people that Republicans are responsible for slavery, segregation and the KKK.
The clueless idiot in the street interview videos are not uncommon these days. Jay Leno did a lot of them. One of my favorite ones is Obama Is Not A Keynesian, He's An American! I wonder if some of the indignant interviewees subsequently realized that they were making fools of themselves. I suspect that very few of them, if any, ever caught on to that.