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16 ways you know you went to a crappy public school
buzzfeed ^ | June 7, 2013 | Bruce Deitrick Price

Posted on 06/14/2013 4:52:35 PM PDT by BruceDeitrickPrice

How many stars on the American flag? You’re guessing “a lot.”

Can dolphins communicate? You think, of course they can. They’re a footbal team, they have to communicate.

The three states of water? You guess Oregon, for sure, because it’s rainy there.

Gravity? You wonder what’s the big deal about gravity? If something is heavy, it’ll fall.

A camel can walk a long way without what? A map?

The language Shakespeare wrote in? You’re thinking French? Maybe Shakesperean.

When multiplying 6 x 7, you need a calculator. But you can’t think of any good reasons for doing this.

A rolling stone gathers no moss? Okay, but why would it want to?

People asked, where’s Alaska and you said, off the coast of California. You saw it on a map. Alaska was in a box near San Diego.

Name two oceans? 11 and 12.

Which came first, the Supremes or the Supreme Court? You’re not sure. You want to know if that’ll be on a test.

Clouds are made of what? Smoke.

How many feet in a mile? Dude, seriously, what’s the point?

You appeared on Jay Leno’s Jaywalking and couldn’t answer his dumb questions.

You can’t read your diploma.

You have really high self-esteem.

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[See related "20: THE QUIZZ" --What Students Should Learn www.improve-education.org/id37.html ]


TOPICS: Books/Literature; Business/Economy; Education; Humor
KEYWORDS: dumbingdown; k12education; knowledge

1 posted on 06/14/2013 4:52:35 PM PDT by BruceDeitrickPrice
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To: BruceDeitrickPrice

Hah! That was a funny list - thanks for sharing.


2 posted on 06/14/2013 4:54:57 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: BruceDeitrickPrice
“If William Ayers developed the curriculum...”
3 posted on 06/14/2013 4:55:00 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: BruceDeitrickPrice

You can add these two:

1. When was the war of 1812 and who were the two warring parties.

2. What is the name of the national anthem and during what war was it written?

Note: Ask no questions about the care and sue of condoms, from the four grade up they wii get a hundred on thsoe.


4 posted on 06/14/2013 4:57:04 PM PDT by SilverMine (IF the US gøvt says it is a lie.)
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To: BruceDeitrickPrice

If you knocked up or were knocked up by your jr high school civics teacher


5 posted on 06/14/2013 4:59:20 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: BruceDeitrickPrice
They made you sing: “Barack Hussein Obama....Mmmmm...Mmmmm.Mmmm.
6 posted on 06/14/2013 4:59:28 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: BruceDeitrickPrice

“”How many stars on the American flag? You’re guessing “a lot.”

DUH!!! 57


7 posted on 06/14/2013 5:00:19 PM PDT by shelterguy
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To: BruceDeitrickPrice
Speaking of public schools.....

How Prozac turns fish into killers
Lots of kids are being fed this stuff (like the recent school shooters?).

It's not the guns, folks.

8 posted on 06/14/2013 5:03:22 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: BruceDeitrickPrice

LOL - how about if your High School’s Valedictorian cannot pass the basic skills test to get her diploma?

This actually happened a year or two ago - I believe she failed it at least twice (test was based on what an average 10th grader should know).


9 posted on 06/14/2013 5:06:46 PM PDT by DJlaysitup
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To: concerned about politics

Prozac is pretty harmless, in my experience. I haven’t anybody— not even my teenager.


10 posted on 06/14/2013 5:07:14 PM PDT by married21
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To: BruceDeitrickPrice

Your high school shop class taught you safe cracking.


11 posted on 06/14/2013 5:08:36 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: married21

correction: I haven’t killed anybody. (the word “killed” got deleted accidentally. No actual verbs were harmed in the writing of this post.)


12 posted on 06/14/2013 5:09:28 PM PDT by married21
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To: BruceDeitrickPrice

Who is buried in Grant’s tomb?


13 posted on 06/14/2013 5:14:28 PM PDT by joelt
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To: joelt

Mrs. Grant.

WHERE is Grant’s tomb?


14 posted on 06/14/2013 5:15:47 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: SilverMine

” Ask no questions about the care and sue of condoms, from the four grade up they wii get a hundred on thsoe.”

so.....what public school did you attend?
lol


15 posted on 06/14/2013 5:19:15 PM PDT by PissAndVinegar
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To: central_va

Your high school shop class taught you safe cracking.


I actually LOL’ed


16 posted on 06/14/2013 5:23:10 PM PDT by chasio649
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To: BruceDeitrickPrice

Public schools = crap.


17 posted on 06/14/2013 5:23:53 PM PDT by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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To: chasio649

FWIW my shop teacher in 9th grade ran off with a 14 year old (female, he was not really with it) student. This was 40 years ago.

I gotta admit she was pretty hot.


18 posted on 06/14/2013 5:28:07 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Sherman Logan

There are pictures on the walls all over the school and every boy is on ADD medication.


19 posted on 06/14/2013 5:39:20 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: BruceDeitrickPrice

Q: You have five rocks of crack. Your buddy takes two of them. What do you have then?

A: A dead buddy and all my rocks back.

(Deference to the classic made for TV Movie “Evil Roy Slade”)


20 posted on 06/14/2013 5:51:38 PM PDT by henkster (The 0bama regime isn't a train wreck, it's a B 17 raid on the rail yard.)
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To: SilverMine

2. To Anacreon in Heaven, written in about 1771
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydAIdVKv84g


21 posted on 06/14/2013 6:31:04 PM PDT by RebelBanker (May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.)
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To: DJlaysitup

Don’t laugh. Back in my day when we did learn something in school, a nearby school’s “highest ranking girl” was from the special ed (as it was known) class. There was a big stink until people realized it was a tiny little school and she was the only girl in the class.


22 posted on 06/14/2013 6:37:29 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: Sherman Logan

At my school, the coach started an affair with a 6th grader and eventually married her after she graduated. The priest also had an affair with a girl, got her pg and quit the Church to marry her. A hot young middle school teacher had after school sessions with the HS football team. The list goes on and on. The school scandals of today are nothing new.


23 posted on 06/14/2013 6:45:01 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: BruceDeitrickPrice

The national language of Austria is Austrian.


24 posted on 06/14/2013 6:54:37 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: bgill
Sooo...I guess one of the questions should be: "Where is your teacher who molested you, and how many years until they get released?"

Count...one, two...five...ten...

25 posted on 06/14/2013 7:03:40 PM PDT by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: Huskrrrr

If you ask my Austrian relatives what language they speak, that’s what they’ll tell you. (Well, Austro-Bavarian.)


26 posted on 06/14/2013 7:06:50 PM PDT by dangus (Poverty cannot be eradicated as long as the poor remain dependent on the state - Pope Francis)
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To: Sherman Logan

FWIW there was a very pretty (a rare commodity) nun who taught chemistry at my high school. After completion of my freshman year, she didn’t return the next year. Word was she ran off with a chemistry salesman who supplied the school with products. No “they must have had the right chemistry” jokes please.


27 posted on 06/14/2013 7:14:27 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: henkster
Evil Roy Slade - hilarious movie, John Astin at his best.

Preacher: I have kings with an ace!
Evil Roy Slade: I have threes with a gun.
Preacher: You win!

28 posted on 06/14/2013 8:16:14 PM PDT by informavoracious (We're being "punished" with Stanley Ann's baby. Obamacare: shovel-ready healthcare.)
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To: BruceDeitrickPrice

Marine combat medics are corpsemen...


29 posted on 06/14/2013 8:47:01 PM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: PissAndVinegar

Good point, sarcastic, but valid, I should have had my secretary or one of my daughters proof it.


30 posted on 06/15/2013 7:10:16 AM PDT by SilverMine (IF the US gøvt says it is a lie.)
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To: dangus

Okay, sorry, I thought this was an Obama gaffe.


31 posted on 06/15/2013 8:05:59 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Huskrrrr

Meh, prolly was. Obama doesn’t know my kooky uncles ;^)


32 posted on 06/15/2013 7:55:03 PM PDT by dangus (Poverty cannot be eradicated as long as the poor remain dependent on the state - Pope Francis)
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To: SilverMine

I have a PhD in a life science.

I can do fairly complex math calculations in my head (it impresses people).

I figured out mathematics up to calculus by the time I was 11.

There is no way I could answer your question #1. Learning history is a matter of rote memorization, a skill I was never good at.

However, I can do a pretty good job of playing the 1812 Overture in my head, complete with cannon shots.

If a kid can’t demonstrate good math or English skills by the time they graduate HS, then they went to a crappy school. And yes, I made a conscious decision to use the plural “they” as a singular pronoun, so as to avoid the awkward “he or she” terminology.


33 posted on 06/16/2013 6:36:16 AM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: exDemMom
You could not answer this: 1. Who are the three most important people in your life, besides the Lord Christ Jesus?

Why not, is it that the Lord Jesus is not amongst the top three or is it that you have no heroes or heroines in your life?

34 posted on 06/16/2013 2:38:41 PM PDT by SilverMine (IF the US gøvt says it is a lie.)
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