Stupid in America

  • Published 2 years ago
  • Not Rated

Stupid in America is a horrible title for a public education program, but some nasty things are happening in public schools in the U.S. and it’s time we face it. School children in New York Abraham Lincoln High told me that their teachers are so dull students fall asleep in class. One student said, “seeing the kids all the time walking in the school to smoke marijuana, you know. It’s a normal thing here.”

We have tried to bring “20/20? Cameras in schools in New York to see for ourselves and show what is happening in schools, but authorities would not allow it. Washington, DC, officials steered us to the best salons class in his district. We wanted to tape typical classrooms but were rejected in state after state.

Finally, school officials in Washington, DC, allowed “20/20? to give the camera a few students who were selected at two schools who had handpicked. One was Woodrow Wilson. Newsweek says it is one of the best schools in the United States. However, students recorded what does not inspire confidence.

A teacher has no control over children. Another “20/20? Student cameraman filmed a boy dancing wildly with his shirt, in front of his teacher. Watch this documentary online and make your own decision … is the American school system producing people stupid?

From Around the Web

Related Videos

Social
jeremy scahill dirty wars
youtube icon
01:26:17
Media +2

Jeremy Scahill is one of the best reporters in the United States. He is the founding editor of The Intercept, an online news publication, and author of some of the best US mi...

  • 420
  • 1 week ago
  • 10(3)
Social
mac barnett
youtube icon
17:04

We live in an era where people read fewer and fewer books. Especially children. With all this technology and advancement we have, children’s books are becoming rarity. Chil...

  • 212
  • 2 weeks ago
  • Not Rated
Social
delhi market
youtube icon
49:14

Delhi in India is one of the most populated cities in the world. With population of close to 10 million, Delhi is definitely a huge city. As a big city, Delhi faces a number ...

  • 307
  • 2 weeks ago
  • 8(1)
Social
1918 influenza
youtube icon
55:36
Health +2

When a person sick by flu sneezes or coughs, more than half a million virus particles can spread to those that are close to the infected person. During the World War I, incre...

  • 199
  • 3 weeks ago
  • Not Rated
Avatar

3,459 Videos / 3,463,947 Views
Related Articles
Latin is a dead language, nobody uses it in modern times. But there was a time when Latin was used to educate the masses
  • 83
  • 2 days ago
“Do dogs really think”, “can dogs communicate with us”, “how can we understand our dogs”?
  • 303
  • 4 weeks ago
In the wake of Donald Trump becoming a President and waiting for his pet, we remember some of the dogs that lived in the...
  • 631
  • 2 months ago
The Victorian era lasted from the 1830s to the 1900s and was named after queen Victoria’s reign
  • 1,013
  • 6 months ago