What the hell are they teaching us? Apparently, Americans are more educated but getting stupider: (from this article)
The survey found that education was the best predictor of who would do well on the questions. â€œHowever,â€ it said, â€œdespite the fact that education levels have risen dramatically over the past 20 years, public knowledge has not increased accordingly.â€ About 27 percent of Americans are college graduates.
Look at what people couldn’t answer:
Only 69 percent of people in the latest survey could come up with Dick Cheney when asked to name the vice president; in 1989, 74 percent could name Dan Quayle. Fewer could name the governor of their state (66 percent now compared with 74 percent in 1989) and fewer could name the president of Russia (36 percent now compared with 47 percent before).
And you wonder why so many people don’t even believe in evolution! C’mon, the man shot someone in the face. The least you can do is remember his name.