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Study: CA Lawmakers Are Nationís Most Educated
AP) ^ | June 13, 2011 6:13 AM

Posted on 06/13/2011 7:24:43 AM PDT by BenLurkin

The Washington, D.C.-based Chronicle of Higher Education says 90 percent of California’s legislators have at least a bachelor’s degree and 84 percent went to a public college.

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1 posted on 06/13/2011 7:24:46 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

satire?


2 posted on 06/13/2011 7:26:17 AM PDT by Grunthor (Make the lefts' collective brain cell implode; Cain/Bolton 2012.)
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To: BenLurkin

of course!

most of them are socialists.

si.


3 posted on 06/13/2011 7:26:21 AM PDT by ken21 (liberal + rino progressive media hate palin, bachman, cain...)
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To: BenLurkin

This explains a few things,,,


4 posted on 06/13/2011 7:26:21 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: BenLurkin

Wow ... that says a lot about the state of education in this country today. /s


5 posted on 06/13/2011 7:26:55 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: BenLurkin

Did they look at how many of them have held real jobs?


6 posted on 06/13/2011 7:27:17 AM PDT by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: BenLurkin

Case in point.

Smart and wise are two very different things.


7 posted on 06/13/2011 7:27:42 AM PDT by lurk
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To: BenLurkin

I went to college too, but it didn’t make me a flaming Marxist with zero economic sense.


8 posted on 06/13/2011 7:27:46 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Anthony Weiner is a little cocky.)
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To: BenLurkin
90 percent of California’s legislators have at least a bachelor’s degree and 84 percent went to a public college.

Okay. Now that we've identified the problem....

9 posted on 06/13/2011 7:29:48 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: BenLurkin

I guess that doesn’t say much for higher education since California has been run into the ground by those same smart people.


10 posted on 06/13/2011 7:30:18 AM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: Lazamataz
"I went to college too, but it didn’t make me a flaming Marxist with zero economic sense."

However, it did seem to have a strange effect on your taste in women. Just sayin.......

11 posted on 06/13/2011 7:30:20 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Lazamataz
I went to college too, but it didn’t make me a flaming Marxist with zero economic sense.

Hey. Just because you didn't pay attention during class....

12 posted on 06/13/2011 7:30:46 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: circlecity
"I went to college too, but it didn’t make me a flaming Marxist with zero economic sense." However, it did seem to have a strange effect on your taste in women. Just sayin.......

I'd hit anything that's even slightly concave.

13 posted on 06/13/2011 7:31:19 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Anthony Weiner is a little cocky.)
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To: BenLurkin

“CA Lawmakers Are Nation’s Most Educated”

Correction: “CA Lawmakers Are Nation’s Most Indoctrinated”

IMHO


14 posted on 06/13/2011 7:33:10 AM PDT by ripley
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To: ken21

lemme get this straight...mexifornian legislators are sooooooo well-”ejucated” that they drove business away to Texas, granted illegal aliens free education and managed to make the state the worst to do business in and most taxed state in obama’s 57 states...

another AP imbecile article


15 posted on 06/13/2011 7:34:44 AM PDT by max americana (.)
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To: BenLurkin

Our last four presidents were Ivy Leaguers and look at where we are today.


16 posted on 06/13/2011 7:34:47 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: BenLurkin

“Tim was so learned he could name a horse in nine languages. So ignorant, he bought a cow to ride on.” - Benjamin Franklin

A college degree does not confer common sense.


17 posted on 06/13/2011 7:35:35 AM PDT by peyton randolph (Barack was Mohammed's horse. Obama is a horse's back side.)
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To: BenLurkin

What this shows is that much of higher education has been co-opted and corrupted by Marxist professors. The current financial state of CA is testament to how well such ideas play in the real world. I would count “higher education” in this instance as a net negative rather than something to be touted.


18 posted on 06/13/2011 7:41:57 AM PDT by Pete (29thday.org Exponential problems require exponential solutions)
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To: BenLurkin

If true no wonder they are so dumb.


19 posted on 06/13/2011 7:44:28 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: BenLurkin
Study: CA Lawmakers Are Nation’s Most Educated Indoctrinated
20 posted on 06/13/2011 7:45:26 AM PDT by monocle
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To: BenLurkin

Edumacation doesn’t make you smart.


21 posted on 06/13/2011 7:49:01 AM PDT by Cyman
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To: BenLurkin

In the past few years I have been hiring out of work IT’s.
Some are ok and some do pretty good. Most will never be
craftsmen and some have a hard time reading a tape measure.
High education helps but is not necessary for a person to
be intelligent and make good decisions. In fact in most
cases higher education is pursued to cover or overcome
the lack of intelligence and the ability to make good
decisions. Lets face it. No matter how many years you go
to collage, sometimes you just can’t fix stupid.


22 posted on 06/13/2011 7:49:16 AM PDT by Slambat (The right to keep and bear arms. Anything one man can carry, drive or pull.)
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To: BenLurkin
Study: CA Lawmakers Are Nation’s Most Educated

The irrationality of the self-described "intellectuals" and left-leaning "education." The Bible predicted this 2000 years ago: "Professing themselves to be wise, they became as fools." Rom 1:22.

The results speak for themselves. When Reagan left the CA governorship in 1976, CA's financial status was equal to the eight wealthiest country in the world. Now and for quite awhile, under these highly "educated types," CA had been continually close to receivership.

This "intellectual elite" irrationality is obviously transferable and is entrenched in Washington D.C where they have gone into multi-trillion dollar debt having no idea where the spent trillions went.

23 posted on 06/13/2011 7:49:30 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: peyton randolph
A college degree does not confer common sense.

Nor applicable intelligence. MOST degrees only demonstrate the ability to replicate data back to the "teacher" on paper. Unfortunately, this has nothing to do with "learning" nor "intelligence." It is memorizing AKA indoctrination, brainwashing, etc...

It is the same for high school education as well. My freshman daughter (high school), can decipher just about ANY math problem, but because she does not follow the EXACT path to arrive at the answer, which the teacher expects/demands she gets marked incorrect.

At a parent/teacher meeting, she was able to demonstrate on the chalk board exactly how she gets to the CORRECT answer, nine times out of ten, but the teacher stated that because she did not follow HIS method, she was wrong. I asked him what does it matter if her thought process is different, so long as she is getting the correct answers?!?!?
24 posted on 06/13/2011 7:56:42 AM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: BenLurkin

So, having “highly” educated persons in a statehouse DOES result in a boned, bankrupt state?


25 posted on 06/13/2011 8:03:37 AM PDT by TheGeezer
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To: BenLurkin

Some of the worst Bureaucrats I’ve had to deal with were all educated far beyond their intelligence.


26 posted on 06/13/2011 8:07:51 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (explosive bolts, ten thousand volts at a million miles an hour)
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To: ExTxMarine
Given your description and providing she breaks no mathematical laws & algebraic rules to arrive at her answer. Your daughter is a potential real mathematician!
It sounds like she has the necessary gifts.
That should be nurtured!

Her HS math teacher by his statement demonstrates he is a NEA union slug and barely understand his subject!

27 posted on 06/13/2011 8:10:02 AM PDT by Reily
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To: Reily
It sounds like she has the necessary gifts. That should be nurtured!

Thank you, I do try to encourage her.
That's the part that gets me so dang angry! Instead of asking her how she sees the problem and works the problem, he simply marked her WRONG! I have been working with her and tell her to continue to do the work the way she sees it in her head - THAT is how you develop intelligence! Not by forcing her to do things your way!
28 posted on 06/13/2011 8:23:39 AM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

And for being the best educated, does that mean California has the best, most effective, most efficient state government????? What does it really mean????


29 posted on 06/13/2011 8:25:12 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: ExTxMarine
Unfortunately to get around this NEA slug she might have to conform a little bit and do things his way. Which means it could be double the work, doing it the moron's way & doing her way with her innate mathematics intuition. She doesn't want to be mislabeled by this mathematics ignoramus, that could lead to other problems with the K-12 educational establishment later.

Keep up the nurturing ! Sounds like you are doing it right.

30 posted on 06/13/2011 8:35:08 AM PDT by Reily
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To: BenLurkin

The “smarter” they get, the dumber they get!


31 posted on 06/13/2011 8:42:21 AM PDT by gitmogrunt
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To: PapaNew

And Regan said it best... “Well, the trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant, but that they know so much that isn’t so.”


32 posted on 06/13/2011 8:46:42 AM PDT by VA_Gentleman ("Poor Al Gore. Global warming completely debunked via the very internet you invented." -Jon Stewart)
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To: BenLurkin

Most of the top Nazis had doctorates, too.


33 posted on 06/13/2011 9:05:08 AM PDT by Argus
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To: Grunthor

Rectal thermometers have degrees, too.


34 posted on 06/13/2011 9:16:41 AM PDT by Strzelec
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