Sometime during the past school year, I substituted for a history teacher at a local high school. One of the classes was a civics class. In case you didn't know, starting with the class of 2006, Civics is a required course for high school graduation.
The assignment for the day was to read a handout about 3 Supreme Court cases (including Brown v Board of Education and Roe v Wade) and answer some questions about the cases.
Four questions, to be exact.
In an hour and a half.
I cracked a joke about how easy a day they had, and they replied that it was a typical day for the class. In fact, there were days that the teacher would have NOTHING planned for the day.
And then we wonder why our children are so dumb sometimes.
To emphasize this point, two guys went to an all-women's school with a petition to end Women's Suffrage. Shaun has posted the video at our humor blog, Strange Things are Afoot at the Circle K.