Thursday, February 7, 2013

"America is NOT the greatest country in the world."

I apologize that I put this up without any explanation. I really thought it was a great piece and wanted to share it. This is from the new show The Newsroom. I don't have much more detail on it than that. I wanted to share it because this is what I want to teach CJ. America is NOT the best country in the world, but it was, and it can be again. At first this might make you mad, but then the truth of it it sinks in. If we want to be the best country, we need to focusing on doing things for good, not greed. Use morals and logic. Value intelligence over entertainment. These things will make America the country it was.

To quote the show "We’re 7th in literacy, 27th in math, 22nd in science, 49th in life expectancy, 178th in infant mortality, third in median household income, number four in labor force and number four in exports. We lead the world in only three categories. Number of incarcerated citizens per capita, number of adults who believe angels are real and defense spending where we spend more than the next 26 countries combined 25 of whom are allies."

We have been talking about a lot of these issues in school, especially the fact that we are 27th in math. All of my teachers are saying that if education doesn't step it up, we will be behind China in a matter of years.  Pin It

1 comment:

  1. Where is this from?! I was skeptical about it, and then I watched the video and it put me in tears.


Thanks for leaving a comment! I will try my darnedest to reply to any and all comments. Please make sure they are family friendly. I welcome discussion, but please no rudeness.