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September 30, 2009

ONLY ONE IN FOUR OKLAHOMA STUDENTS KNOW NAME OF FIRST PRESIDENT

News 9 - Only one in four [Oklahoma] public high school students can name the first President of the United States. . . The survey was commissioned by the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs in observance of Constitution Day. . . Students were given 10 questions drawn from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services item bank. Candidates for U.S. citizenship must answer six questions correctly in order to become citizens. About 92 percent of the people who take the citizenship test pass on their first try, according to immigration service data. However, Oklahoma students did not fare as well. Only about 3 percent of the students surveyed would have passed the citizenship test.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since the official version of history is crap (has there ever been a more despicable prick than Andrew Jackson or a sicker joke than Henry Kissinger receiving the Nobel prize?) maybe it's not so disastrous that poor students are not so thoroughly indoctrinated as some would like.

You Can't Blame The Youth (Peter Tosh) Lyrics
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you can't blame the youth
you can't fool the youth
you can't blame the youths, of today
you can't fool the youth

You teachin' youths to learn in school
that cow jump over moon
You teachin' youths to learn in school
that the dish run away with spoon

so you can't blame the youth, when they don't learn
You can't fool the youths
You can't blame the youth, of today

You teach the youths about Christopher Colombus
And you said he was a very great man
You teach the youth about Marco Polo
And you said he was a very great man
you teach the youths about the Pirate Hawkins
And you said he was a very great man
you teach the youths about Pirate Morgan
And you said he was a very great man

so you can't blame the youths, of today
You can't fool the youths
You can't blame the youths
you can't fool the youths

All these great men were doing,
robbing, raping, kidnapping, and killing
so-called great men, were doing,
robbing, raping, kidnapping, and killing

so you can't blame the youths
You can't fool the youths
You can't blame the youths
you can't fool the youths


** short instrumental interlude **


When every Christmas come
You buy the youth a pretty toy gun
When every Christmas come
You buy the youth a fancy toy gun

so you can't blame the youth
You can't fool the youth
You can't blame the youth
You can't fool the youth

cause what was hidden from the wise and the prudish
is now revealed to the babes and the suckling
cause what was hidden from the wise and the prudish
is now revealed to the babes and the suckling

lord call upon the youth
cause you know the youth is strong
Jah Jah call upon the youth
cause He know the youth is strong

so you can't blame the youth
You can't fool the youth
You can't blame the youth (save your children)
you can't fool the youth
don't blame them

September 30, 2009 8:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm actually as surprised as You!

Totally amazed after reading this article, actually baffled and bewildered!

Shocked I tell you, literally shocked to realize that the Musical State of Oklahoma would “stand out” like this among its neighboring States of Texas and Kansas... “Stand Out” like a beacon of Light in the darkness... “Stand Out” like a sophisticated Center of Higher Learning sandwiched between two ugly step-sisters.

Notice that I never once mentioned the term 'gene pool'?

-DaTheorist

October 1, 2009 10:54 AM  
Anonymous chief broom said...

I'm sure American ed is so much better in the other forty-nine. It's likely these poor results are connected to the fact that officialdom cares nothing for poor people, particularly if they live on the rez or a trailer park. When bright students are found among the disadvantaged, the establishment sets out to teach them they're not as smart as their economic betters. I certainly remember being told I was too smart for my own good. At least I don't believe the fables most Americans believe.

October 1, 2009 4:14 PM  

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