I have said before that the USA, and other parts of the planet, are in the midst of seeing the plot of the movie "Idiocracy" being played out in real life. Now I read this:
[I]"Ten questions about physical and biological science were on the quiz, and the average score -- 6.5 correct -- was barely a passing grade.
Just 74 percent of respondents knew that the Earth revolved around the Sun, according to the results released at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Chicago.
Fewer than half (48 percent) knew that human beings evolved from earlier species of animals."[/I]
I would like to know what our public school system teaches these kids for 12 years. Or better yet, HOW it teaches them. It seems like we graduate a greater percentage of idiots in each class as each year passes.