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Only 26 percent of Americans can name the 3 branches of government.
The 1st amendment questions are even worse.

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RE: Only 26 percent of Americans can name the 3 branches of government.
90% of American children attend public school. Coincidence?
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RE: Only 26 percent of Americans can name the 3 branches of government.
(09-12-2017 11:31 AM)Kaplony Wrote:  90% of American children attend public school. Coincidence?

Do they learn both halves of America History.
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RE: Only 26 percent of Americans can name the 3 branches of government.
(09-12-2017 11:38 AM)Bull_Is_Back Wrote:  
(09-12-2017 11:31 AM)Kaplony Wrote:  90% of American children attend public school. Coincidence?

Do they learn both halves of America History.

No, but they learn all 624 genders.
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RE: Only 26 percent of Americans can name the 3 branches of government.
(09-12-2017 11:31 AM)Kaplony Wrote:  90% of American children attend public school. Coincidence?

Beat me to it. +1
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RE: Only 26 percent of Americans can name the 3 branches of government.
(09-12-2017 11:41 AM)Kaplony Wrote:  
(09-12-2017 11:38 AM)Bull_Is_Back Wrote:  
(09-12-2017 11:31 AM)Kaplony Wrote:  90% of American children attend public school. Coincidence?

Do they learn both halves of America History.

No, but they learn all 624 genders.

That is a hard decision... Only so many hours in the day, what do you teach.
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RE: Only 26 percent of Americans can name the 3 branches of government.
Nah, the kids learn this stuff in public schools. I've reviewed it with both my kids. People just get dumb when they get older.
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RE: Only 26 percent of Americans can name the 3 branches of government.
Maybe to be eligible to vote one has to pass a test?
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RE: Only 26 percent of Americans can name the 3 branches of government.
(09-12-2017 11:43 AM)Bull_Is_Back Wrote:  
(09-12-2017 11:41 AM)Kaplony Wrote:  
(09-12-2017 11:38 AM)Bull_Is_Back Wrote:  
(09-12-2017 11:31 AM)Kaplony Wrote:  90% of American children attend public school. Coincidence?

Do they learn both halves of America History.

No, but they learn all 624 genders.

That is a hard decision... Only so many hours in the day, what do you teach.

Obviously civics didn't make the cut.
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RE: Only 26 percent of Americans can name the 3 branches of government.
(09-12-2017 11:31 AM)Kaplony Wrote:  90% of American children attend public school. Coincidence?

Do you remember everything that was taught in school?

If not how is that the teacher's fault?
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RE: Only 26 percent of Americans can name the 3 branches of government.
(09-12-2017 11:57 AM)Fitbud Wrote:  
(09-12-2017 11:31 AM)Kaplony Wrote:  90% of American children attend public school. Coincidence?

Do you remember everything that was taught in school?

If not how is that the teacher's fault?

Fit... This is not the date of the battle of Gettysburg or the name of the place where the civil war ended.

THIS IS THE THREE BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT! These are offices you should be voting on at least every two years!
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RE: Only 26 percent of Americans can name the 3 branches of government.
(09-12-2017 12:25 PM)Bull_Is_Back Wrote:  
(09-12-2017 11:57 AM)Fitbud Wrote:  
(09-12-2017 11:31 AM)Kaplony Wrote:  90% of American children attend public school. Coincidence?

Do you remember everything that was taught in school?

If not how is that the teacher's fault?

Fit... This is not the date of the battle of Gettysburg or the name of the place where the civil war ended.

THIS IS THE THREE BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT! These are offices you should be voting on at least every two years!

Yet, the point is the same, school kids are taught this stuff. I just went through it with my kids not long ago. I agree folks shouldn't forget such basic info; however, that apparently is not the case for roughly a quarter of the population.
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RE: Only 26 percent of Americans can name the 3 branches of government.
(09-12-2017 12:25 PM)Bull_Is_Back Wrote:  
(09-12-2017 11:57 AM)Fitbud Wrote:  
(09-12-2017 11:31 AM)Kaplony Wrote:  90% of American children attend public school. Coincidence?

Do you remember everything that was taught in school?

If not how is that the teacher's fault?

Fit... This is not the date of the battle of Gettysburg or the name of the place where the civil war ended.

THIS IS THE THREE BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT! These are offices you should be voting on at least every two years!

I realize that and it was taught in every public school I guarantee it.

The problem isn't the public schools. The problem is that this information isn't important to most people so they quickly forget it.

My issue is with people who try and blame public school for something most people forgot years after they graduated.

It's all part of a political scheme to weaken and diminish public schools because education is the great equalizer.

Remember that.
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(09-12-2017 12:59 PM)Fitbud Wrote:  My issue is with people who try and blame public school for something most people forgot years after they graduated.

It's all part of a political scheme to weaken and diminish public schools because education is the great equalizer.

Remember that.

Fit if kids are not retaining the simple fact that we have three branches and what those branches are, but can barf up tumblr genders, then our schools are failing.
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But hey, maybe more math teachers saying a trump shirt is like a swastika will help kids really grasp their lesson plans going forward.
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RE: Only 26 percent of Americans can name the 3 branches of government.
(09-12-2017 12:59 PM)Fitbud Wrote:  
(09-12-2017 12:25 PM)Bull_Is_Back Wrote:  
(09-12-2017 11:57 AM)Fitbud Wrote:  
(09-12-2017 11:31 AM)Kaplony Wrote:  90% of American children attend public school. Coincidence?

Do you remember everything that was taught in school?

If not how is that the teacher's fault?

Fit... This is not the date of the battle of Gettysburg or the name of the place where the civil war ended.

THIS IS THE THREE BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT! These are offices you should be voting on at least every two years!

I realize that and it was taught in every public school I guarantee it.

The problem isn't the public schools. The problem is that this information isn't important to most people so they quickly forget it.

My issue is with people who try and blame public school for something most people forgot years after they graduated.

It's all part of a political scheme to weaken and diminish public schools because education is the great equalizer.

Remember that.

Indeed. And statistics show that public education is making everybody equally dumb compared to our peer nations.

But I bet if we could measure social engineering we'd rank near the top.
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RE: Only 26 percent of Americans can name the 3 branches of government.
If you really want to get depressed, ask someone to explain the difference between separation of powers and federalism.
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(09-12-2017 01:44 PM)ArmyBlazer Wrote:  If you really want to get depressed, ask someone to explain the difference between separation of powers and federalism.

Nah. It's easier just to get one of the leftists in here to explain the Constitution. We even had one that swore that powers not mentioned specifically in the Constitution meant that it was a federal power.
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RE: Only 26 percent of Americans can name the 3 branches of government.
(09-12-2017 01:15 PM)Bull_Is_Back Wrote:  
(09-12-2017 12:59 PM)Fitbud Wrote:  My issue is with people who try and blame public school for something most people forgot years after they graduated.

It's all part of a political scheme to weaken and diminish public schools because education is the great equalizer.

Remember that.

Fit if kids are not retaining the simple fact that we have three branches and what those branches are, but can barf up tumblr genders, then our schools are failing.

That just isn't fair and you know it. Schools have no power over how long or often students visit tubler genders.

Come on man. Blame the parents not the schools.
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RE: Only 26 percent of Americans can name the 3 branches of government.
Schools are just a mirror of their communities.
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