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20/20 - Stupid in America, how we cheat our kids.
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Tiji Offline

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20/20 - Stupid in America, how we cheat our kids.

It's nice to see a somewhat realistic perspective on how fucked up the education system is.
If you don't want to watch it all one of the best parts begins around the 17:25 mark.
07-27-2011 03:36 PM
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EnemyOfTheState Offline

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Re: 20/20 - Stupid in America, how we cheat our kids.

Wow. Alot of it is true. But I don't think that Teachers are the cause of some of the problems that they were going at. They don't seem to think that alot of Kids and Teens these days just don't give a shit about school. And they don't want to either.

But anyway, are there any other videos like this?

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07-28-2011 11:37 AM
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Re: 20/20 - Stupid in America, how we cheat our kids.

I love Stossel.

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07-28-2011 10:39 PM
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