How Dumb Have We Become? Chinese Students Are 4 Grades Ahead Of U.S. Students In Math

Michael Snyder — End of the American Dream Dec 4, 2019

How in the world is America supposed to remain “the greatest country on Earth” when other nations are absolutely running circles around us when it comes to education?  As you will see below, one survey found that 15-year-old students in China are almost four full grade levels ahead of 15-year-old students in the United States in mathematics.  This is one of the most damning indictments of our education system that I have ever come across, and it is yet another clear indication that what we are doing is simply not working.  Our children are not being given the tools that they need to compete in our modern society, and we have only ourselves to blame.

Perhaps you are thinking that the survey must be flawed somehow.

Well, this wasn’t some fluky survey that was only given to a handful of students.  Every three years, the Program for International Student Assessment evaluates 15-year-old students all over the world in a variety of subject areas, and in 2018 approximately 32 million students participated

The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is a survey given to 15-year-old students around the world every three years, which tests the core subjects of reading, mathematics, and science. In 2018, 79 countries and economies participated, representing about 32 million 15-year-olds.

When your sample size is 32 million students, I think that it is safe to say that the results of the survey should be taken seriously.

And what the survey discovered is that U.S. students continue to fall behind in math.  In particular, we have fallen way, way behind the Chinese.  The following comes from Psychology Today

There is no excuse for the US when students in Beijing-Shanghai-Jiangsu-Zhejiang (B-S-J-Z) performed near four grade levels ahead of US students in mathematics.

In addition, the survey also discovered that the “most disadvantaged” students in China actually performed on par with the average U.S. student

“The 10% most disadvantaged students in Beijing-Shanghai-Jiangsu-Zhejiang (B-S-J-Z) or in Macao or Estonia… those students actually do as well or better than the average student in the US. So clearly some countries do better with their disadvantaged students, where you see less variability with students from the most privileged backgrounds,” said Andreas Schleicher.

What in the world has happened to us?

We used to have the best education system in the entire world, but now we have become a nation of drooling idiots that can’t even think straight.

Let me give you an example.  According to Fox News, a police officer in Los Angeles was recently caught sexually fondling a dead woman by his own body-cam…

The veteran Los Angeles cop, who is assigned to downtown’s Central Division, was caught on his own body-cam footage allegedly fondling the dead woman, and his supervisors have reviewed the video, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The alleged incident took place when the LAPD officer and his partner responded to a call about a possible dead woman in a residential unit, the newspaper reported, citing sources.

That is dumb on so many levels, and now that police officer’s career is over.

Let me give you another example of how dumb we have become.  South Dakota has decided to crack down on the meth epidemic in their state, but unfortunately not a lot of thought was put into the advertising slogan for the campaign

The state of South Dakota has a new anti-drug campaign, but its slogan is raising eyebrows.

Because it is Meth. We’re on it.”

Which could be taken the wrong way.

You think?

Of course it is much dumber to actually be on meth.  Approximately 24 million Americans have taken an illegal drug within the last 30 days, and it is getting worse with each passing year.

I know that I am being very hard on the United States in this article, but there is no excuse for what has happened to us.

We were once a great light to the rest of the world, but today a large chunk of our population can barely read, write, speak or function in society.  Just consider the following numbers

#1 One recent survey found that 74 percent of Americans don’t even know how many amendments are in the Bill of Rights.

#2 An earlier survey discovered that 37 percent of Americans cannot name a single right protected by the First Amendment.

#3 Shockingly, only 26 percent of Americans can name all three branches of government.

#4 During the 2016 election, more than 40 percent of Americans did not know who was running for vice-president from either of the major parties.

#5 North Carolina is considering passing a law which would “mean only scores lower than 39 percent would qualify for an F grade” in North Carolina public schools.

#6 30 years ago, the United States awarded more high school diplomas than anyone in the world. Today, we have fallen to 36th place.

#7 According to the Pentagon, 71 percent of our young adults are ineligible to serve in the U.S. military because they are either too dumb, too fat or have a criminal background.

#8 For the very first time, Americans are more likely to die from an opioid overdose than they are in a car accident.

#9 One study discovered that one-third of all American teenagers haven’t read a single book in the past year.

#10 A recent survey found that 45 percent of U.S. teenagers are online almost constantly.

#11 Today, the average American spends 86 hours a month using a smartphone.

#12 Overall, the average U.S. adult logs 6 hours, 43 minutes of total screen time daily.

#13 In more than half of all U.S. states, the highest paid public employee in the state is a football coach.

#14 During one seven day period last summer, a total of 16,000 official complaints about human feces were submitted to the city of San Francisco. And apparently the problem is very real because one investigation found 300 piles of human feces on the streets of downtown San Francisco.

#15 Every 24 hours, more than a third of all Americans eat fast food.

#16 Less than half of all Americans know which country used atomic bombs at the end of World War II.

#17 Even though we fought a war in Iraq for eight long years, 6 out of 10 young adults cannot find Iraq on a map of the Middle East. And that same survey found that 75 percent of our young adults cannot locate Israel.

#18 Today, the average college freshman in the United States reads at a 7th grade level.

Are you convinced yet?

As a society, we have become exceedingly “dumbed down”, and we can even see this at the highest levels of our government.  Just take a look at some of the people we have representing us in Congress.  If George Washington, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were alive today, what do you think that they would make of our current crop of politicians?

When our founders spoke, their language was so elegant.  But of course we couldn’t have politicians speak to us that way today because nobody would be able to understand what they were saying.

Our society is literally in a death spiral, but nobody seems to have a way to stop it.

Educating our children properly is one of the most basic things that needs to be addressed, but unfortunately the left has total control of our public schools now, and that means that there is no hope of a major turnaround any time soon.

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7 responses to “How Dumb Have We Become? Chinese Students Are 4 Grades Ahead Of U.S. Students In Math”

  1. The jews have a saying
    “goyish Kuppe”
    it means non jews will be stupid
    Dumbing down occurs in all schools except jewish ones
    TV magazines all the rothschild.Murdoch media give us bullshit, football and homosexual perversion even now to pre school kids, and they laugh at us
    The jews have done this deliberately, to make us their slaves
    name me one politician who has spoken out about it ?
    Only one man in history the great Adolf Hitler

  2. Neurotoxic vaccinations, untested, mandated to all children. But we can’t look there, we can’t look at the damage these diabolical medical procedures without informed consent cause because we are owned. Surely there are other reasons but it’s criminal to allow major suspects to not even get in the line-up!!!!

  3. People in North America are deliberately being dumbed down by the ruling elites. Perhaps their potential is too much of a threat to them.

  4. HAVE YOU BEEN DUMBED DOWN?
    With the huge numbers of British people now unemployed,
    the only thing they have to spend is their time.
    The new sport of “People Watching” has been touted by Women’s magazines
    as both enjoyable fashionable non expensive and educational.
    Many new exponents of the art, including a close freind will visit a cafe or coffee bar and sit in the window nursing a cup of their favourite brew, and study passers by.
    To an expert, people fall into 4 distinct categories, Spirit Mind Body or a mixture.
    The dumbing down by Television Newspapers Schools and Colleges, has meant many youngsters are not able to think plan or discriminate in their lives, this is known as Zombification and its commonplace to see women, following fashion with half their heads shaved like accident victims, lumps of metal in their faces and their back sides hanging out of old Jeans with the knees sticking through.
    Women are now having smiley faces or cartoon Mickey mouse images tattooed on the knee caps that poke through torn jeans at the knee.
    One shop in the High St. advertises when you buy their jeans, they will slash them all over for an extra four pounds, and a woman i know put her retired husbands scruffy old painter and decorators working jeans, on Ebay and sold them for a very tidy profit.
    This madness now extends to women having their bodies tattooed, in the past only criminals and sailors had tattoos and to a man nothing is more beautiful than a woman’s natural skin,
    her skin will vary all over her body in terms of texture colour and scent, this is part of her beauty, and this is ruined with tattooing,
    One zombified woman i know is extraordinarily beautiful, but she has now got cartoon figures all over her, its like a childs scrawl on a Rembrandt.
    Psychologists see tattooing as self harming and is part of the low self esteem spectrum.
    Women are becoming more masculine and men more feminine, in the sport of People Watching, you see this androgeny a lot.
    I used to teach psychic development, the expression on peoples faces passing by and especially their eyes tell you so much, so many people appear to be in some kind of trance.
    Zombification affects the whole person, Mind Body and Spirit.
    If before you start your stint as a watcher, you relax, take a deep breath and imagine you are breathing in through the soles of your feet, imbibing the power and strength of Mother Earth, picture that breath going right up the chakras and focussing on the plexal chakra, around the belly-button.
    As you relax and breath in the life giving prana from the power source of the earth, picture your stomach opening out like a flower in bloom, this is whats meant by gut feelings.
    The stomach has more nerve cells than the brain, Medical scientists call it the second brain
    and many psychics use this chakra first, and as it opens imagine it flowing out from you.
    There is two kinds of psychic activity, Positive and Negative or Yin and Yang,
    one is what you put out and the other is is what comes in, it is this passive mind frame which we use here, ask yourself as you People Watch, “what are these people saying to me ”
    People talk with their bodies and you will then pick up their moods their worries successes triumphs and failures.
    Remember to send them positive thoughts, in the world of Spirit thoughts are real, when we give up our bodies we have no mouths, its telepathy or thought we exchange, so send out good thoughts.
    Dumbed down Zombification means you cannot think for yourself and just follow the herd, if other people want to detroy their bodies with tattoos, wear shabby torn up old clothes, or shave half their heads let them you dont have to.
    Most people function through the body, some can use the mind, and a very few indeed use the spiritual energies.
    I must end by telling of a brief story that happened with freinds.
    They live in a small English village and were burgled during the night,
    i visited them and said tell me nothing, and waited outside most of the day, one man went past
    and i followed him home, i wrote his adress on a scrap of paper and gave it to them,
    they told me police already suspected this same man as being the burglar.
    Enjoy your people watching, but keep in mind before you can see anothers aura,
    you first have to see out of yours.

  5. Well, now the Chinese can “do the math”, and perhaps breed less.

  6. Dear No Name! You’re comment above is so gold! I’ve copied it and put it in my precious words folder. I have never ever ever been a herd person from day dot! No tattoos! My jeans are whole (not hole!)! I rarely if ever cut my hair (only a wee trim now and then)! I always travel on the Upper Road to the best of my abilities. And very excellent your underlining of sending out positive thoughts! Because His sheep will pick up on those (John 10:27-28), and if they are in-tune Truth seekers they will ditch the zero-ness of zombification and turn their affections to things Above! (Colossians 3:2)

  7. The US education system is Rockefeller endowed from its federal creation, hell a Zionist leads it now.
    “We will organize(not teach) children in a perfect way the things their father’s and mother’s are doing in an imperfect way” Mr ju Rockefeller 1906 the year he endowed the US education system.
    It isn’t just the US Common Core (CC) which is a subsidiary of Core international traded only on the Indian stock exchange. It is any country who takes it on and all western countries are invested in Core international.
    “The ability to deal with people is a purchasable a commodity as sugar and coffee and I will pay more for that ability than any other under the sun”. JD Rockefeller again.
    UNESCO is also a major problem in education as the Reece Commission found out but the information silenced.
    “What our education system aims to produce is cultural amnesia, a whole sale lack of curiosity, history-less free agents and educational goals composed of content free processes and unexamined buzzwords like diversity, ways of knowing, social justice and cultural competence”
    Dr Patrick Deneen.
    “Our commitment to mutual indifference is what binds us together as a global people. Any remnant of a common culture would interfere in this prime directive. A common culture would imply that we share something thicker, an inheritance that we don’t not create and a set of commitments that imply limits to particular devotions” put as res publica a devotion to public things we share together, instead we have res idiotica from the Greek word idiotes meaning private individual”. And
    “Our education system produces solipsistic self contained selves whose only public commitment is an absence of commitment to a public common culture a shared history. They are perfectly hollowed vessels receptive and obedient without any real obligations or devotions”. I know I’ve been battling my conditioning ever since.