Wednesday, January 1, 2014

School's In! History, Current Events, and Awareness for the Cognitively Impaired

Staff Writer, DL Mullan
Education / History

Do you know your American history? Then before reading the paragraph below list the first four U.S. Presidents... Read below to see if you got them correct:
"This episode of Who Knew? originally appeared on Yahoo on September 20, 2013.A series of recent studies have found that when it comes to our own history, Americans don’t always make the grade. A 2010 survey found that more than 25% of Americans didn’t know that we had gained our independence from Britain. China, Japan and France were all given as incorrect answers.And the results were even worse in a study by the U.S. Mint, which found that only 7% percent of Americans could name the first four U.S. Presidents in order: George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison.In 2011, Newsweek magazine gave the official U.S. Citizenship Test to 1,000 Americans and found even more gaps in our collective knowledge. Only 27% of Americans knew which country we fought in the Cold War – the Soviet Union -- and even fewer, 25%, knew the name of the current Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, which is John Roberts.Scholars agree that one reason for the poor results is that America has a complex political system, which can take years to fully understand.And our unique government may never have happened if Columbus hadn’t sailed across the ocean on the Titanic. At least, I think that’s the ship he took. I’m a little rusty on my U.S. History…"
Did you really believe that Columbus sailed the oceans in the Titanic? Hope not. The Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria would be very sad.

According to the survey results, the dumbing down of the American public through the educational system is working without fail. Our government is not difficult to understand; it is not taught. Or, it is taught in a fragmented style to which students cannot retain the information in a coherent fashion.

If you want a lecture on how the world really works... Do you trust me? It is almost 2 hours long. So sit back, drink your coffee, and have a listen.

You might be surprised by the dots Mainstream Media does not want you to connect.

Now go out and research what was presented in the video. If you are confused or against what was said, then prove his research wrong. 

People cannot learn or accept what is happening unless they go out and discover it for themselves.

Welcome to the New Year with a New View

Source: Who Knew?