Why do the American people continue to elect leaders who lie to them, spy on them, steal their money and bankrupt their future generations?
Easy: They don’t know any better. For decades they’ve been dumbed-down/ brainwashed by a government-run education system which continues to produce demonstrably inferior academic outcomes (at an ever-escalating cost to taxpayers).
And guess what: Eventually all those dumb kids grow up to be dumb adults …
The latest evidence? According to the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies – a research project of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) – American adults recorded below average scores on math, reading and problem solving through technology. In fact America’s math scores ranked third-worst among those nations surveyed.
Researchers on this project tested 166,000 people aged 16 to 65 in two dozen industrialized countries – and found that “U.S. performance is weak in literacy, very poor in numeracy …. (and) slightly below average in problem solving in technology-rich environments.”
“Larger proportions of adults in the United States than in other countries have poor literacy and numeracy skills, and the proportion of adults with poor skills in problem solving in technology-rich environments is slightly larger than the average, despite the relatively high educational attainment among adults in the United States,” the researchers noted.
(To view America’s report card for yourself, click here).
But hey … let’s all watch some Here Comes Honey Boo Boo over a bucket of food stamp-funded fried chicken while using our Obamaphones to let everybody on Facebook know “WHAZUUUUUUUUUPPP!!!”
Because that should do the trick …
UPDATE: This report has generated quite the response from our guest columnist, Brocephus Jones.