Various comment threads lately have posited a variety of points about where our educational system is failing, primarily in teaching cognitive skills such as logic (being able to determine logical fallacies, for instance) and discrimination (as in being able to look beyond advertisers' or pundits' claims to understand whether there is any validity in the claim being made.)

I'm not here today to set out a précis of such educational problems. Rather, I thought it would be helpful to actually look at some student test responses and see if Johnny has it figured out after all.

See what you think, then come back and take the poll!

You're welcome to add your own educational snark.  This is merely an attempt to lighten up for a few minutes.

Originally posted to murasaki on Sun Nov 22, 2009 at 11:49 AM PST.


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