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(The Hill)   Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) says he thinks he may be the only US senator to have ever failed civics   (thehill.com) divider line 28
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2013-07-09 03:12:48 PM
4 votes:
"Parents need more choices so their kids will have a chance," Scott said. "Whatever can improve our education system should be on the table for discussion."

Great idea!  You can start by asking the state republican party to get behind actually funding state schools to a minimally adequate level - the way they were ordered to by a judge almost two decades ago.  Instead of their usually plan of cutting more funding so that kids already going to private schools can get a few bucks off their tuition.
2013-07-09 04:15:57 PM
3 votes:

Somacandra: FTFA: Scott wasn't doing well in high school until a small business owner befriended him and taught him that he would have to work hard to succeed rather than rely help from the government.

What the hell does that have to do with getting good grades or not? Plenty of people make good grades and don't get jack shiat done in their lives.


Then the irony is he ends up making a living on the govt payroll
2013-07-09 01:26:17 PM
3 votes:
Officially or unofficially, many of them fail on a daily basis.
2013-07-09 04:18:01 PM
2 votes:
"I think I'm the only United States senator to have ever failed civics," Scott said in his first Senate floor speech.

Yea, that's the type of people we need in the Senate.

Scott wasn't doing well in high school until a small business owner befriended him and taught him that he would have to work hard to succeed rather than rely help from the government.

Sounds like a bullshiat story.

"Parents need more choices so their kids will have a chance," Scott said. "Whatever can improve our education system should be on the table for discussion."

How about we make every single school better, so parents don't have to make choices?

Scott also called for the repeal of ObamaCare

fark it, I'm out.
2013-07-09 04:14:41 PM
2 votes:

Monkeyhouse Zendo: When I was in High School you had to take a senior level "Government" class in order to graduate. Nothing but the structure, history, and operation of US Federal and California State government. I can't believe we graduate kids from high school now without even a basic understanding if how our government works.


Not only did my HS do this, but my college made you take a 1-semester hour class that went over the Articles of Confederation, Declaration of Independence, and US Constitution (with all Amendments), and providing not just the texts, but the generally accepted interpretations, and the history of why the texts and interpretations were what they were.

And I know some of the kids that graduated with me from both institutions.  If this stuff confuses him, I know people who have careers as busboys - not jobs, but full-fledged, long-term careers - who are demonstrably a couple orders of magnitude more intelligent and educated than him.
2013-07-09 04:05:12 PM
2 votes:
This guy is proud just how dumb he is. This is who you farkers are electing to represent you. Stupid and intentionally ignorant, just like your average american.
2013-07-09 03:24:55 PM
2 votes:
And this retard serves on an Education committee, too.  If he got a dishonorable discharge he'd be on the Armed Services committee.
2013-07-09 03:14:20 PM
2 votes:
Can we just stop with this Charter school stuff already?
2013-07-09 03:10:33 PM
2 votes:
And South Carolina gets the representation it deserves.
2013-07-09 02:39:24 PM
2 votes:
Failed civics? Spanish? English? How'd he?...

Oh, he's a Republican from SC. Carry on.

A fresh face in DC is potentially a good thing. Maybe he'll come up with an original idea.

Scott also called for the repeal of ObamaCare less than a week after the Obama administration pushed back the employer mandate from 2014 to 2015.

Or not.
2013-07-09 02:32:12 PM
2 votes:
that would explain this:


In 1997, Scott supported posting the Ten Commandments outside the county council chambers, saying it would remind members of the absolute rules they should follow. The county council then unanimously approved the display and Scott nailed a King James version of the Commandments to the wall. Shortly after, the ACLU and Americans United for Separation of Church and State sued. After an initial court ruling said the display was unconstitutional, the council settled to avoid accruing more legal fees.[24] Regarding the costs of the suit, Scott said, "Whatever it costs in the pursuit of this goal (of displaying the Commandments) is worth it."[24]
2013-07-09 01:43:36 PM
2 votes:
I guess it's somewhat impressive they even tried to teach it.

I never had a civics class, per se.  Whatever they attempted to formally teach was kind of rolled up into history and social studies classes.
2013-07-09 01:39:35 PM
2 votes:
Mitch McConnell, Rand Paul, and Ted Cruz would like a word. (Among others.)
2013-07-09 04:57:00 PM
1 votes:

Aquapope: And this retard serves on an Education committee, too.  If he got a dishonorable discharge he'd be on the Armed Services committee.


Those who can't do, teach.

//those who can't teach, go into politics.
2013-07-09 04:46:04 PM
1 votes:

dywed88: Craptastic: What kind of person would vote for a guy who is an avowed dumbass?

OH!

Quelle surprise!

The idea is, "I was a lazy bumpkin failing these classes who was that way because of my non-"traditional" family. Then I met a swell small business owner (the greatest people in the world) who taught me the value of hard work and I buckled down and made it all the way to the Senate"

Of course, your mileage may vary.


Sorry, forgot to point out the shot at lazy good-for-nothings living on the goverment dime.
2013-07-09 04:44:35 PM
1 votes:

Craptastic: What kind of person would vote for a guy who is an avowed dumbass?

OH!

Quelle surprise!


The idea is, "I was a lazy bumpkin failing these classes who was that way because of my non-"traditional" family. Then I met a swell small business owner (the greatest people in the world) who taught me the value of hard work and I buckled down and made it all the way to the Senate"

Of course, your mileage may vary.
2013-07-09 04:39:22 PM
1 votes:

Pants full of macaroni!!: Craptastic: What kind of person would vote for a guy who is an avowed dumbass?

OH!

Quelle surprise!

No one wants to vote for someone who's smarter than they are.

Explains a lot.

/Idiocracy is inevitable, no matter what Randall Munroe says.


Idiocracy has existed in one form or another since the dawn of civilization.
2013-07-09 04:28:55 PM
1 votes:
Failed civics?  He belongs in the House.
2013-07-09 04:16:48 PM
1 votes:
What kind of person would vote for a guy who is an avowed dumbass?

OH!

Quelle surprise!
2013-07-09 04:13:32 PM
1 votes:
For you whippersnappers:

Civics = History(world or American), and/or Social Studies classes

The term "social studies" came into vogue in the 70s, but pretty much anything that falls into those two categories is what used to known as "Civics".

/get off my lawn.
2013-07-09 04:12:57 PM
1 votes:
FTFA: Scott wasn't doing well in high school until a small business owner befriended him and taught him that he would have to work hard to succeed rather than rely help from the government.

What the hell does that have to do with getting good grades or not? Plenty of people make good grades and don't get jack shiat done in their lives.
2013-07-09 04:06:33 PM
1 votes:
I don't think he is... The smaller number is the ones who passed...
2013-07-09 03:49:52 PM
1 votes:

Diogenes: I guess it's somewhat impressive they even tried to teach it.

I never had a civics class, per se.  Whatever they attempted to formally teach was kind of rolled up into history and social studies classes.


When I was in High School you had to take a senior level "Government" class in order to graduate. Nothing but the structure, history, and operation of US Federal and California State government. I can't believe we graduate kids from high school now without even a basic understanding if how our government works.

Scratch that, I can absolutely believe it. I don't want to but I can.
2013-07-09 03:35:55 PM
1 votes:
I should run for Senate. Sounds easy.
2013-07-09 02:42:17 PM
1 votes:

kbronsito: that would explain this:


In 1997, Scott supported posting the Ten Commandments outside the county council chambers, saying it would remind members of the absolute rules they should follow. The county council then unanimously approved the display and Scott nailed a King James version of the Commandments to the wall. Shortly after, the ACLU and Americans United for Separation of Church and State sued. After an initial court ruling said the display was unconstitutional, the council settled to avoid accruing more legal fees.[24] Regarding the costs of the suit, Scott said, "Whatever it costs in the pursuit of this goal (of displaying the Commandments) is worth it."[24]


Nice.  King James version, to boot.  He probably failed Sunday school, too.
2013-07-09 02:14:10 PM
1 votes:
I think it's interesting how proud he is of his constant failures in school, seeing as he pointed out two other classes.

It would be too easy to point to the letter next to his state and regard this as some sort of obvious sign.
2013-07-09 01:56:12 PM
1 votes:

Diogenes: I guess it's somewhat impressive they even tried to teach it.

I never had a civics class, per se.  Whatever they attempted to formally teach was kind of rolled up into history and social studies classes.


CSB: My high school Civics class was taught by an assistant football coach who proudly told us that he only took one class in the subject and got a D. At his community college.
2013-07-09 01:39:57 PM
1 votes:
Depends. Does he mean the formal class, or the daily application of it?
 
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