December 22, 2016

The consequences of bad education

U.S. Kids Keep Getting Dumber; Ranked 31st Of 35 Developed Nations In Math and 24th in reading literacy.

One-third (32 percent) of millennials believed that more people were killed under George W. Bush than under Joseph Stalin.

Seventy-five percent don’t know that communist governments have murdered more than 100 million people. “It is because of such widespread ignorance about communism that we formed the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, which is dedicated to telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth,” said Lee Edwards, a distinguished fellow in conservative thought at The Heritage Foundation and co-founder of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, an organization that seeks to “memorialize, educate, and document the grim history of communism around the world.”

Staggering ignorance of Students" "They're 100% Convinced that Slavery is a Uniquely American Invention.

And somewhat related, Duke Pesta on the left’s choke-hold on higher education - and its consequences who says:
"I started giving quizzes to my juniors and seniors. I gave them a ten-question American history test… just to see where they are. The vast majority of my students - I’m talking nine out of ten, in every single class, for seven consecutive years – they have no idea that slavery existed anywhere in the world before the United States. Moses, Pharaoh, they know none of it. They’re 100% convinced that slavery is a uniquely American invention… How do you give an adequate view of history and culture to kids when that’s what they think of their own country – that America invented slavery? That’s all they know."

The history of slavery spans nearly every culture, nationality and religion from ancient times to the present day (human trafficking).  In 2005, I posted about Slavery, what you didn't know.Slavery, what you didn't know

What Politicians Mean When They Ask for More Education Spending

They need the money to pay for irresponsible pension promises politicians made to teachers’ unions and justified to the public with shoddy accounting...The vast majority of taxpayer contributions into teachers’ pension plans are now used to pay down pension debt owed for past service rather than to pay for new benefits earned by today’s teachers. As

Look what's happened to once prosperous Venezuela with the largest oil reserves in the world since they first voted in Hugo Chavez.

From 'Socialist Utopia' To 'Silence Of The Lambs' - Venezuela's Overcrowded Prisons Devolve Into Cannibalism

Once a flagship socialist nation, Venezuela has now devolved into complete chaos as declining oil revenue has resulted in economic ruin, massive inflation, food shortages and spikes in violent crime.  The increasing criminal activity has led to massive overcrowding of Venezuelan jails where felons have been forced to live in squalid conditions.

According to the Independent, one such overcrowded facility was Táchira Detention Center where 350 inmates were housed despite the facility's capacity for only 120 people.  Earlier this month, the adverse living conditions, including insufficient rations for inmates, at the facility resulted in riots that devolved into complete chaos as numerous visitors were taken hostage and 2 inmates were "stabbed, hanged to bleed, and then fed to the detainees."

Juan Carlos Herrara told local media his son, Juan Carlos Herrera Jr, was stabbed, hanged, dismembered and then eaten at the Táchira Detention Center.

 Cannabilism Venezuela

Venezuela's "Death Spiral"

For many Venezuelans, by every economic, social and political measure, their nation is unravelling at breakneck speed....Today, a once comfortable middle-class Venezuelan father is scrambling desperately to find his family's next meal -- sometimes hunting through garbage for salvageable food. The unfortunate 75% majority of Venezuelans already suffering extreme poverty are reportedly verging on starvation.....

A dozen eggs was last reported to cost $150, and the International Monetary Fund "predicts that inflation in Venezuela will hit 720% this year. That might be an optimistic assessment, according to some local economic analysts, who expect the rate to reach as high as 1,200%."

Venezuela's crime rate is one of the highest in the world. Called the world's most homicidal nation, Venezuela has more than street crime, thuggery and murder. Drug cartels, black marketeers, narcoterrorists, white collar criminals and money launderers are unfortunate hallmarks of the Chavez/Maduro legacy.

Hugo Chavez, elected President in 1998, 2000, 2006 and 2012, described himself as a Marxist and brought the "Bolivarian revolution" and socialism to Venezuela died in 2013 with a family fortune of $2 billion

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