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A THREAD FOR EXETER: U.S. ADULTS ARE DUMBER THAN THE AVERAGE HUMAN
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10-09-2013, 02:17 AM #1
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It’s long been known that America’s school kids haven’t measured well compared with international peers. Now, there’s a new twist: Adults don’t either.

In math, reading and problem-solving using technology – all skills considered critical for global competitiveness and economic strength – American adults scored below the international average on a global test, according to results released Tuesday.

Adults in Japan, Canada, Australia, Finland and multiple other countries scored significantly higher than the United States in all three areas on the test. Beyond basic reading and math, respondents were tested on activities such as calculating mileage.

“It’s not just the kids who require more and more preparation to get access to the economy, it’s more and more the adults don’t have the skills to stay in it,” said Anthony Carnevale, director of the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.

Education Secretary Arne Duncan said in a statement the nation needs to find ways to reach more adults to upgrade their skills. Otherwise, he said, “no matter how hard they work, these adults will be stuck, unable to support their families and contribute fully to our country.”


http://nypost.com/2013/10/08/us-adults-a...age-human/
10-09-2013, 02:24 AM #2
Octo Mother Superior
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You just had to call him out didn't you.

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10-09-2013, 02:27 AM #3
j browsing Member
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thought he is banned damned.gif

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10-09-2013, 02:30 AM #4
Octo Mother Superior
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Yes he is. chuckle.gif
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10-09-2013, 02:56 AM #5
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The schools in the USA are so bad they are cherry picking the smarter kids and sending them to what they call Magnet schools.

My sons been in one since 7th grade now. Advanced/ accelerated learning at a fast pace, They say in once and don't repeat it. He gets on the us a 6:00am and gets home at 4:30pm and has a minimum of three hours homework afterwards.

TPTB are programming the smarter ones. damned.gif
10-09-2013, 03:02 AM #6
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That's a mixed blessing for you I'm sure. uhoh.gif

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10-09-2013, 03:11 AM #7
Octo Mother Superior
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It's kinda interesting that the Finnish system is based on the exact opposite, that everybody has the same chance to excel. 13.gif Since education is without tuition here you can become anything you want even if your parents are dirt poor.
10-09-2013, 03:17 AM #8
Octo Mother Superior
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In fact, this article by the BBC caused so much international interest that they're actually considering starting to export this box.

Why Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes

Quote:For 75 years, Finland's expectant mothers have been given a box by the state. It's like a starter kit of clothes, sheets and toys that can even be used as a bed. And some say it helped Finland achieve one of the world's lowest infant mortality rates.

It's a tradition that dates back to the 1930s and it's designed to give all children in Finland, no matter what background they're from, an equal start in life.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22751415
10-09-2013, 05:15 AM #9
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We adults.
10-09-2013, 05:21 AM #10
bohica Member
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I believe the thread title refers to U.S. adults.

I'm in my seventh decade on Earth. I know things.
10-09-2013, 05:49 AM #11
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(10-09-2013, 05:21 AM)bohica Wrote:  I believe the thread title refers to U.S. adults.
Yep. The irony wasn't lost on me. Just my inner Grammar Nazi yearning to be free.coffeetime.gif
10-09-2013, 05:58 AM #12
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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İmage

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10-09-2013, 06:03 AM #13
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Awwww, Grammar Nazi Kitteh is so cuuuuute!

Seig heil!
10-09-2013, 06:11 AM #14
Octo Mother Superior
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Oh ffs folks, even I understood the poorly formulated title. But you just had to make me go in there and edit it for you didn't you whip.gif

Yes it's the day after my birthday, I'm old now so I'm going to be really pissy from now on.
10-09-2013, 06:16 AM #15
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İmage
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