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(Metro)   One in ten children do not realize they live on planet Earth, says research pulled from Uranus   (metro.co.uk) divider line 23
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2014-04-03 11:51:36 AM  
4 votes:
And when they grow up get older they join the Tea Party
2014-04-03 12:46:02 PM  
3 votes:

OnlyM3: Obviously teachers deserve raises.


Maybe if we offered a decent wage for teachers, we'd get a higher caliber of applicants.
2014-04-03 01:09:21 PM  
2 votes:
timujin [TotalFark]
OnlyM3: Obviously teachers deserve raises.

Maybe if we offered a decent wage for teachers, we'd get a higher caliber of applicants.

How much teachers get paid - state by state 50-75k a year. Not bad for not having to produce a functional product.


Query, how is your theory working with CEO's and politicians ?
2014-04-03 12:51:55 PM  
2 votes:
If you want an afternoon of fun, go find a 5 year old and try to explain the concept of cities and suburbs, and how they relate to states. It's like an Abbott and Costello routine:

"We live in Wichita."
"Yes. Well, technically Andover. It's a city near Wichita."
"But not Kansas."
"No, we do live in Kansas. Kansas is the state we live in."
"And we drive to Grannies in Wichita, next to Andover."
"No, Granny lives in Canton."
"Canton is next to Kansas."
"No, Canton is in Kansas. We all live in Kansas, and then we live in different cities."
"Granny lives in Canton."
"Right."
"And we live in Andover."
"Right."
"And we both live in Kansas City."
"You know what, how about some Frozen music?"
2014-04-03 12:47:38 PM  
2 votes:
Have they got an age range on this?

A 17-year-old who doesn't know what planet they're on is a bit more worrisome than a 3-month-old not knowing.
2014-04-03 11:58:00 AM  
2 votes:
While 88 per cent said Earth is where they are from - some believed they lived on Saturn or Mars.

A 12% dumbass ratio actually isn't that bad.
2014-04-03 11:00:02 AM  
2 votes:
Obviously teachers deserve raises.
2014-04-03 02:48:48 PM  
1 votes:

stuffy: Who the hell is doing all these half assed studies? I just know there getting federal money for it.


Absolutely right.  The U.S. Government is known for conducting education polls at British amusement parks.
2014-04-03 01:58:49 PM  
1 votes:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: And when they grow up get older they join the Tea Party


The same Tea Party the New York Times reports as being of above average income and education?  Doubtful.  Meanwhile, our president is so well-educated in science he cannot pronounce Orion, and he was anti-GMO until someone explained to him what it was and then he was for it.  He must be in the Tea Party too...

/Bush was a dope too
//So vote Democrat

CleanAndPure: FunkOut: Already went through all the planets with my 6 year old. Last month she came home from school and had been in a fight with another child who had claimed there was no such thing as desert foxes. Yesterday they sang a song about rainbows and the teacher told me my kid was objecting to the abscence of indigo and violet because they had been lumped together as purple.

Teach your child science early and you'll find they're arguing with people.

Same with adults. Teach em science and non science educated people will argue dumb stuff with them.

Like "evolution is just a theory".


I love that one.  They get it wrong on two counts.  First they deny something that is damn near fact.  These same people even believe in evolution when you associate it with natural selection in animals.  Relate it to deer hunting and pulling out the animals with the farked up antlers and they suddenly believe in the core concept, but switch the conversation back to people....  Second, they have no clue what a theory is.  There is no "just" about it.
2014-04-03 01:43:40 PM  
1 votes:

FunkOut: Already went through all the planets with my 6 year old. Last month she came home from school and had been in a fight with another child who had claimed there was no such thing as desert foxes. Yesterday they sang a song about rainbows and the teacher told me my kid was objecting to the abscence of indigo and violet because they had been lumped together as purple.

Teach your child science early and you'll find they're arguing with people.


Same with adults. Teach em science and non science educated people will argue dumb stuff with them.

Like "evolution is just a theory".
2014-04-03 01:35:11 PM  
1 votes:

timujin: OnlyM3: Obviously teachers deserve raises.

Maybe if we offered a decent wage for teachers, we'd get a higher caliber of applicants.


These are the top teacher salaries from 2011 in Illinois. It seems that if you play your cards right you can just barely get by on some of these salaries. I understand that teachers shouldn't work for free or be expected to obtain a bachelor's degree and make $35,000/year after 20 years service, but this crap is what makes their complaints unbearable in my state. In Illinois there were 14,866 teachers clearing $100,000 and that was 3 years ago.

To top it off, the pensions they make put many above $100,000 for the next 25 or more years. The 3rd guy down will receive a $4,000,000 pension if he lives for 20 years after retirement.

Leyden CHSD 212SebaldDavid203,155 Physical Education (2012 pension $127,875 + 3% annual COLA)
Township HSD 211KuechenbergRobert199,887 German ($58,763 - 15 years service)
Township HSD 211HarrisKenneth198,667 Physical Education (2012 - $141,968 + 3% COLA)
Township HSD 211RomanoAnthony195,437 Psychology (Grades 9-12 Only)
Township HSD 211MaganTom186,364 Consumer Education
Township HSD 211MorelliDavid185,993 Learning Behavior Specialist I
Township HSD 211JainSeju185,736 English as a Second Language
Township HSD 211SchumacherJoshua185,451 Biology (Grades 9-12 Only)
City of Chicago SD 299JonesJanet183,777 Chemistry (Grades 9-12 Only)
Lake Park CHSD 108GibsonMary182,686 Vocal Music
Lake Park CHSD 108NihellsRobert181,612 Algebra
Twp HSD 113MyersCarol180,061 Physical Education
Twp HSD 113ConwayTimothy179,660 Drama/Theatre Arts
Township HSD 211Chriske-HinesVicki176,600 French
Leyden CHSD 212VankoJames175,122 Auto/Automotive Mechanic/Technician
New Trier Twp HSD 203OddoLinda174,823 Speech (Grades 9-12 Only)
Lake Park CHSD 108FischerSteven174,300 English (Grades 9-12 Only)

/A lot of teachers will retire and teach a few years at a local college and jump into the SURS (state university retirement system) since the benefits are better there. They can buy into it for an over all better return.
// Please Fark liberals, tell me why I am wrong and that multimillion dollar pension deals are very sustainable and should be the norm across the country.
2014-04-03 01:26:30 PM  
1 votes:
Satan's Bunny Slippers [TotalFark]
2014-04-03 01:09:44 PM
(favorite: briar patch)


Age range 6-10?

No information on the spread across ages, but I certainly could see me as a smart assed 10 year old thinking "you're going to ask me some dumbshiat question like what planet do I think I live on? Yeah, fark you, here's an answer: Saturn"

So enough smart assed 9-10 year olds, sure 1 in 10 works for me.

Ahhh, so this survey is the result of a bunch of kids pranking the pollsters and american kid are not really being left in the dust.

//at least when a democrat is in the white house. When that changes you'll be back to blaming the president for the crappy education system and not defending it as a "prank"
2014-04-03 01:22:04 PM  
1 votes:

d23: YixilTesiphon: My daughter doesn't know what planet we live on.

Of course, she's four months old, so I'm okay with that.

/she has recently discovered that having her chin tickled is hilarious

If I remember child development correctly, I think she also thinks you have stopped existing when you leave the room.  This can be excused...


She's damn happy when I start existing again, though. That feels amazing.
2014-04-03 01:10:28 PM  
1 votes:

brantgoose: Two words:  home schooling.

At least one in ten Christians and miscellaneous other religionists refuse to believe that the Earth IS a planet, so this comes as no surprise.

What kind of theme park was this? Bible? Waterworld? Idiocracy the theme park experience?


Just go outside, and it's all around you.
2014-04-03 01:00:37 PM  
1 votes:

Facetious_Speciest: The same proportion do not know a triangle has three sides, with four per cent saying it has two.

wut


I suppose if the kids have been playing with those thin plastic cut-outs of shapes, they may think they have two sides (front and back). Who knows.
2014-04-03 12:58:58 PM  
1 votes:

FunkOut: Already went through all the planets with my 6 year old. Last month she came home from school and had been in a fight with another child who had claimed there was no such thing as desert foxes. Yesterday they sang a song about rainbows and the teacher told me my kid was objecting to the abscence of indigo and violet because they had been lumped together as purple.

Teach your child science early and you'll find they're arguing with people.


Better teach them karate, too, in that case.
2014-04-03 12:58:36 PM  
1 votes:
The same proportion do not know a triangle has three sides, with four per cent saying it has two.

wut

And while youngsters can recognise celebrities such as David Beckham and Simon Cowell, four in ten cannot identify an avocado, according to an Alton Towers Resort poll of 500 six- to ten-year-olds.

I was recently informed that knowing the difference between various fruits and vegetables is a sign of white privilege, because many non-white children do not eat fruits or vegetables, as they cannot afford them.
2014-04-03 12:54:00 PM  
1 votes:
I'm not even a kid but if I were asked in a survey "what planet do we live on?" I would give a bullsquit answer too!

Most of these X% of people don't know a well known fact statistics are not considering people giving deliberately wrong answers.

Pay people for correct answers and I think you will find much closer to 100% know we live on earth.
2014-04-03 12:53:45 PM  
1 votes:

timujin: OnlyM3: Obviously teachers deserve raises.

Maybe if we offered a decent wage for teachers, we'd get a higher caliber of applicants.


Yeah, a higher caliber of applicants like what we get for our well-paid administration positions.
2014-04-03 12:51:13 PM  
1 votes:
fark. Apparently there was an age range.

I guess I belong on Mars.

(6- 10)
2014-04-03 12:47:30 PM  
1 votes:
Stunning lack of age range from this reporter indicates he, too, lives on Mars.

If this was a survey of 3 year-olds I wouldn't be all that surprised.
2014-04-03 12:47:22 PM  
1 votes:
That joke was stupid, so they changed it to Urectum.
2014-04-03 11:06:30 AM  
1 votes:
Firstly you gotta account for kids making joke answers, and secondly you gotta account for the fact that this was a study done by someone who wants publicity for a theme park.
 
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