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US adults are dumber
than the average human

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:Judy W., 10/8/2013 7:36:28 PM

WASHINGTON — 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 reimbursement due to a

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Decades of educational malpractice take their toll.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: plex, 10/8/2013 7:42:49 PM     (No. 9556654)

Lest you wonder how come Obama is President.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 10/8/2013 7:54:08 PM     (No. 9556665)

The education system is not doing the job. In the real world the Department of Education would no longer exist as it has made things worse. That said the USA, if it can stay true to it´s ideals, does not need produce the best and brightest. If we are the land of freedom and opportunity the best and brightest will come here. I am not saying there is not a problem, just that the American Ideal will compensate for stupidity if we can get the government out of our lives.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Coy860, 10/8/2013 8:02:38 PM     (No. 9556675)

Common Core will finish the job.
Parents beware.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Th-Gr-Sil-Majority, 10/8/2013 8:12:04 PM     (No. 9556678)

...as been said, decades of educational failures are coming home to roost. It will only get worse as the "newest crops" come of age...

..one only has to view the movie "Idiocracy" to witness our future...

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Reply 5 - Posted by: august9, 10/8/2013 8:14:37 PM     (No. 9556684)

Headline s/b: Democrats are dumber than the average human.

(Fixed it)

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Reply 6 - Posted by: droopydog, 10/8/2013 8:17:05 PM     (No. 9556687)

I gotta admit, they have me figured out pretty good.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 10/8/2013 8:21:46 PM     (No. 9556690)

The educational establishment is ready and willing to fight for their right to keep your child stupid.

Vouchers ?

Too late.

Public Education should be eliminated.

Education is too important to leave to the government.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: arcady, 10/8/2013 8:34:05 PM     (No. 9556699)

As is our illustrious, affirmative action, Choom Gang leader.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Hadjipoo, 10/8/2013 8:37:26 PM     (No. 9556705)

About six hours of sitcoms per night isn´t helping.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: richwill, 10/8/2013 8:38:10 PM     (No. 9556706)

This study apparently only interviewed liberals.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: disasterman, 10/8/2013 8:40:16 PM     (No. 9556709)

Take a minute to think about the intelligence of the average voter in this country. Now look at who has been elected to run this country.
This study gives us way too much credit.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Trappedinmn, 10/8/2013 8:42:28 PM     (No. 9556711)

Obviously true. Look at who our leaders are. Look at the state of our economy and our personal finances. Look at the cr$p we call entertainment. Look at our infatuation with sports and social media. Look at how few people read anything other that pop fiction. Look at what passes for an educational system. Look around. Very sad how far we have fallen; how far down we have been pushed.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: FormerNYer, 10/8/2013 8:46:55 PM     (No. 9556717)

The socialist have taken over the public schools and we now have a nation of ´if I had a son he´d look like..."

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Reply 14 - Posted by: tennman, 10/8/2013 8:58:15 PM     (No. 9556727)

NEA - take a bow. Your race to the bottom is succeeding.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: rlcnutter, 10/8/2013 9:07:10 PM     (No. 9556732)

So where does one go to take this test? I want to see the test itself, not some "report" about the results. Depending on what results the testers want in order to achieve certain bureaucratic advantages, they could have designed the test all sorts of ways for the desired result. Show me the test.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: JHBoatwright, 10/8/2013 9:38:32 PM     (No. 9556762)

Unless you break the choke-hold that the Won´t-Work-Voter class has on America, there will be no change.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 10/8/2013 9:56:49 PM     (No. 9556786)

this is GREAT news..
i assume this puts us Lcommers in AT LEAST the top one percent..

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Reply 18 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 10/8/2013 10:01:20 PM     (No. 9556792)

According to Roy Beck from Numbers USA, the average IQ of a mexican immigrant is 95. I think that may be generous.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: coldoc, 10/8/2013 10:03:07 PM     (No. 9556797)

No longer capable of self-governance.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: SaguaroJack, 10/8/2013 10:04:34 PM     (No. 9556799)

Good thing they didn´t take this poll in Washington DC, or they´d have found that the average American adult is dumber´n a box of rocks and as corrupt as James Carville.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Axeman, 10/8/2013 11:55:05 PM     (No. 9556881)

The average human, IMOHO, is dumb to begin with.
That said, this is an ApePee article. They know a lot about dumb.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 10/9/2013 12:22:14 AM     (No. 9556899)

I you compare today´s population to the founding fathers, we are in real trouble.

Forget the test, try Jaywalking.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: CEP, 10/9/2013 12:51:56 AM     (No. 9556921)

But everyone feels good about themselves, isn´t that more important.

Just look at what is being elected.

We are in a whole lot of trouble.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: beancounter, 10/9/2013 1:32:14 AM     (No. 9556943)

Those questions are culturally biased. Ask Americans to calculate how much is left on an EBT card or how much unemployment benefit they will get and they will outperform those other countries.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Trigger2, 10/9/2013 1:33:54 AM     (No. 9556944)

Libtards are certainly dumber, that´s for sure. Public schools (and now universities) are nothing more than indoctrination centers.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: steveW, 10/9/2013 2:12:30 AM     (No. 9556967)

Uh, we needed a study to confirm this? It was firmly established with the presidential elections of 2008 and 2012. Especially 2012, where "dumb" couldn´t even be justified by unicorn smiles and Olympian rhetoric.

Perhaps the movie Dumb and Dumber was actually a modern American allegory.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 10/9/2013 2:53:55 AM     (No. 9556972)

FTA: ´´America’s school kids have historically scored low on international assessment tests compared to other countries, which is often blamed on the diversity of the population and the high number of immigrants. ´´

Bingo.

And those kids eventually grow up - and unless you believe that ´education´ can trump genetics - they grow up into equally bright (or dull) adults.

Note that the only nations beating us are those with a reputation for ´nondiversity´.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: toddh, 10/9/2013 11:34:38 AM     (No. 9557501)

Absolute bullscat. The human average includes billions of Indians and Chinese and a billion Africans. Associated Press employees are terrible at math and have proven themselves time and again to be the amongst the least intelligent primates still capable of bipedality.

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