Texas never seems to disappoint when it comes to delivering a boatload of epic fail. Random students at Texas Tech were surveyed by the student group PoliTech — which is a non-partisan organization — and asked a series of simple questions that literally anyone who made it past elementary school would know.
Mark McKenzie, assistant professor of political science at Texas Tech called the answers “jaw-droppingly shocking,” but indicated that they are typical of the population as a whole.
You want to be surprised, or perhaps even a little bit depressed. However, considering this is in Texas, the only word to use is “typical.” Texas has habitually underfunded its education system for years. This is the first hurdle that every student whose parents cannot afford a wildly expensive private education have to overcome. Second is the hostility the Texas state legislature has for simple things like factual knowledge. They have green-lit the use of revisionist history and theology in classroom textbooks, to where it has caused what can only be called an injury on the IQ of the state.
Watch the video. It’s ok to laugh. But, also, remember that this is the next generation of citizens that also happen to be able to vote. It is a previous generation, which is almost – but not quite – as bad as these young people, who gave us the likes of George W Bush, Rick Perry, Ted Cruz, and Louie Gohmert. Try not to think about it too hard. If you say the words “American exceptionalism” three times it will all be ok.
Watch the results of the Republican war on learning below:
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