Teenagers Can't Answer Basic Trivia Questions

I would suggest watching this if you want to hate everything.
westysays...

I would rather a kid get all these questions wrong but understand the basics of scientific methadoligy , you can learn facts and history over time as you get older but if you dont understand critical thinking and scentific method then you will litraly fill your brain with shit and evan worse not know the shit from the non shit.

Lamanitesays...

I've taught for over a decade in Canada, South Korea and Taiwan from kindergarten to mostly the University level...I think most of you would be stunned by the profound ignorance of the coming generations.

probiesays...

It's always fun to watch these types of videos, but I'd be interested in seeing the stats for how many students that got the questions right, but wound up on the cutting room floor.

Yogisays...

I had to look up the Capital of Washington...but I just moved here.

Interesting how if you give them multiple choice they're much better. Multiple choice tests are doing well.

U-goslavia? Also I hear Utopia is a shithole.

There are not 50 States.

bmacs27says...

My boss has been teaching the same class the same way at the college undergrad level for 25 years. The failure rate has gone from 5% to 25%. They're getting dumber.

aimpointsays...

I hate these things, ask a few people some questions and only the most interesting responses are shown and in this case, the same people are shown. The epitome of pure anecdote.

Thumpersays...

Yeah they should have asked them to name 30 large corporations that have power over congress. >> ^westy:

I would rather a kid get all these questions wrong but understand the basics of scientific methadoligy , you can learn facts and history over time as you get older but if you dont understand critical thinking and scentific method then you will litraly fill your brain with shit and evan worse not know the shit from the non shit.

jmzerosays...

then you will litraly fill your brain with shit and evan worse not know the shit from the non shit


Yeah, I don't think I'd grade those problems the same way. If your brain is "litraly" filled with shit, that is almost certainly going to be your #1 problem.

vaire2ubesays...

Education has changed... all the stuff you needed years to memorize is no longer relevant (to know by memory), but no one has figured out how to effectively harness real brain power and encourage creativity instead of destruction... surely knowing trivia =/= iq =/= potential to contribute

chilaxesays...

>> ^bmacs27:

My boss has been teaching the same class the same way at the college undergrad level for 25 years. The failure rate has gone from 5% to 25%. They're getting dumber.


SAT scores had to be re-normed to a lower level in the 90s because a larger portion of society was going to college.

The smart fraction is just as smart as they've always been, but they're a much smaller proportion of society now for various reasons.

westysays...

>> ^jmzero:

then you will litraly fill your brain with shit and evan worse not know the shit from the non shit

Yeah, I don't think I'd grade those problems the same way. If your brain is "litraly" filled with shit, that is almost certainly going to be your #1 problem.


Evan though you might not like it "Literally" is a word that can and often is used figuratively , The world "Literally" is not damaged by this as it is only ever used in a figurative sense in the context when it would be imposable for it to be taken Literally.

English is a language that is abused and changes over time that's why it has stayed around and why it will keep changing I don't see why people get so offended.

jmzerosays...

English is a language that is abused and changes over time that's why it has stayed around and why it will keep changing I don't see why people get so offended.


I wasn't offended, I was making a little joke (only partly at your expense). In the future, I think it'd probably be safe for you to assume that people responding to your posts are probably making fun of you.

Anyways, I accept that "literally" is sometimes used as a generic intensifier (usually by idiots) and certainly I understand what you were trying to say, but it's still funny to imagine a brain literally full of shit.

westysays...

>> ^jmzero:

English is a language that is abused and changes over time that's why it has stayed around and why it will keep changing I don't see why people get so offended.

I wasn't offended, I was making a little joke (only partly at your expense). In the future, I think it'd probably be safe for you to assume that people responding to your posts are probably making fun of you.
Anyways, I accept that "literally" is sometimes used as a generic intensifier (usually by idiots) and certainly I understand what you were trying to say, but it's still funny to imagine a brain literally full of shit.


Most people take the piss out of me because I write like a retarded gibbon having a sesure on a keyboard I don't mind.

00Scud00says...

>> ^westy:

I would rather a kid get all these questions wrong but understand the basics of scientific methadoligy , you can learn facts and history over time as you get older but if you dont understand critical thinking and scentific method then you will litraly fill your brain with shit and evan worse not know the shit from the non shit.


I'd wager that most of those people don't know the scientific method either.

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