"While SAT scores are criticized for not accurately determining intelligence, the results show that the “smartest” students’ favorite musician is Beethoven, with an average SAT score of 1371, and at the other end of the spectrum is Lil’ Wayne, with an average score of 889."
It has been proven that babies who hear Beethoven and other classical music in womb are higher functioning. Perhaps hearing rap music while in the womb does exactly the opposite?!?
I/we have a daughter who was lucky enough to attend Semester at Sea as part of her college experience and sail around the world while studying and experiencing things that most of us only ever dream of doing and seeing. We sacrificed to add this program to her already expensive private college bill. Many of the young people on that cruise came from wealthy and privileged families from primarily the U.S. but also from Canada and a smattering of students from all over the world. They represent many of the supposed brightest and definitely luckiest and privileged kids today and ever. Our daughter and the other from her sailing meet-up when they can with other Semester at Sea Alumni on reunion cruises and special sailings as well as some on-land organized events for their group only.
Do these kids listen to Mozart, Bach and Beethoven... or even Il Divo regularly?? We would hope so. The nucleus of her group are now all between 23 to 27 years old. An email was sent out by one of them, the other day, to the group encouraging them to sign up for the next reunion for more fun and sent out an absolute fowl Rap video full of drinking and profanity as encouragement. It is sad when you realize how our youth has been damaged by the music, TV, movies and video games. In the past few weeks... while people were worried about their healthcare... the White House just tripled the funds for the NEA to help brainwash all of us... in their war for the minds, hearts and unquestionable allegiance of all Americans, but especially the youth of America~
The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America - By Charlotte T. Iserbyt will change forever the way you look at your child's education.
Iserbyt has directed her flashlight into the darkest, secret, elitist
corners of academe, flushing out and exposing to the light of day the
termites who have been eating away at the foundations of traditional academic education.
Charlotte Iserbyt is to be greatly commended for having put together the most formidable and practical compilation of documentation describing the "deliberate dumbing down" of American children by their education system.
Anyone interested in the truth will be shocked by the way American social engineers have systematically gone about destroying the intellect of millions of American children for the purpose of leading the American people into a socialist world government controlled by behavioral and social scientists.
Interview with Author of The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America, Charlotte T. Iserbyt – Sovereign Solutions: Charlotte Iserbyt, Deliberate Dumbing Down (800kbps.avi) - 2006
Video: Charlotte Iserbyt Deliberate Dumbing Down of the World – 2009
Video: Charlotte Iserbyt - Deliberate Dumbing Down of the World - 2007
Even Our Grannies are Playing Video Games :-(