Monday, July 25, 2005

A City of Stupids

In case no one noticed, kids in America are getting dumber these days. And, in case no one knows, you can't maintain technological and economic superiority in the world when the next generation is even less promising than the current batch of dummies. If Los Angeles is anything like the rest of the nation, the obese, sugar and drug-addicted numbnuts currently wasting space in our schools are destined to promising lives as Wal-Mart greeters and cannon fodder in Iraq. We won't have engineers to design bombs or doctors to treat the five people who can afford healthcare, but at least Fox News will stand a chance of increasing its viewership.

Check out this report about Southern Califoria's schools.
http://api.cde.ca.gov/reports/API/APISearchName.asp?TheYear=&cTopic=API&cLevel=County&cName=&cCounty=19,LOS,ANGELES&cTimeFrame=S

This explains why 70 percent of graduate degrees in math and engineering from United States universities go to foreign nationals. Here's a Fortune magazine article on the problems this is creating. http://www.fortune.com/fortune/articles/0,15114,1081269,00.html

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At 3:53 PM, July 25, 2005 , Blogger bombsoverbaghdad said...

For nearly 30 years, the LAUSD did not authorize construction of ONE NEW SCHOOL. That, in and of itself, is the essence of uselessness.

Fortune Magazine has a great series of articles in the current issue that delineates the failure of America's education system. American workers are graduating with limited skills; no wonder real wages are falling and jobs are being outsourced! When the Right Wing starts talking about education, you know it's getting bad.

 
At 5:13 PM, July 25, 2005 , Blogger Intellectual Insurgent said...

I updated the post to include the link to the Fortune Magazine article. Great story.

All the dumb-dumbs who voted for George Corporate America Bush are getting exactly what they deserve. Perhaps they may succeed with a ban on abortion and gay marriage, but their wages will fall, their jobs will go abroad, their kids will be fat and stupid and the whole society will live in a more panic-ridden, fearful state. Hmmm...sounds like Iran after the religious nuts took over.

 
At 7:10 PM, July 26, 2005 , Blogger chad said...

More people need to be talking about this quiet crisis in education. In our modern globalized world, there will be no way to protect stupid Americans and their inflated wages from smarter harder working accountants, scientists, engineers, and even doctors over seas. The Fortune Magazine piece is good, but if you really want to dive into this topic read The World is Flat by Thomas Friedman. Friedman is a Pulitzer prize winning columnist for the New York Times who is best known for writing the groundbreaking book on the Middle East, From Beirut to Jerusalem. His latest book, The World is Flat, is a fascinating description of how recent political events and technolgical advances have torn down the walls that protect America and Western European dominance in the global market place. The book is currently number 2 on the New York Times Best Sellers list for non-ficition. Definitely a must read.

I really enjoy Friedman's "pragamatic liberalism". He knows that the new global world order is leveling the playing field (flattening the world), and that America is going to suffer initially since it has enjoyed an unfair advantage for so long. But this leveling of the playing field is bringing economic justice, oppurtunity, and pursuit of happiness all over India, China, South Korea, etc... What could be more American than that?
American's have fallen behind in education, and we will soon see what rewards undervaluing education reaps. It's going to hurt at first, but in the long term, America will be better for knowing how spoiled it has been and how stupid it has become, and maybe we will regain our values in the process. Furthermore, globalization has the potential to break down the walls of nationalism and hatred and build an authentic global village. The weather forecast for America is a tempest, but the outlook for the world is potenially calm after the storm.

Your public school miseducated brother,
chad

If you don't visit the bad neighborhoods, the bad neighborhoods are going to visit you.
~Thomas Friedman

 
At 7:41 AM, July 27, 2005 , Blogger Intellectual Insurgent said...

Speaking of public school miseducation, my elementary and high schools got 4 out of 10 on the API index (10 being highest) and my junior high got a 1! A friggin 1!

All I can say is that thank goodness for caring parents who actively participated in my education.

 
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