omnivorette Posted June 23, 2005 Share Posted June 23, 2005 "Last Tuesday morning, tens of thousands of public school students across New York took the Regents Examination in Global History and Geography. One of the two essays in the 3-hour exam required students to discuss the 'economic, social, and/or political reasons for wars' as well as the 'expected outcomes and the unexpected outcomes of wars.' Many of the essays were soul-searching and penetrating. In the panic of the exam, however, students also wrote these responses: -------------------------------------------- As the phrase goes, there are two sides to every coin, and in this case, the coin is war. Political ideas are stupid; one little thing and everyone goes crazy. Often people may disagree on something that is stupid and can be settled by a simple ballet. If you do not show love for one's country and history, some people might have difficulties dealing with that, and you might just get your head chopped off, or something crazy. The Cursades were also known as Holly Wars. The holy wars are going right now between Christians and Jews. They are fighting over Jerusalem because Christ was born there. Some people fight for the sheer joy of beating on someone. WWI was supposed to be the war to end all wars. But as people soon came to know, that was not how it went down. After WWI, Germany was forced to pay repetitions. Unexpectedly, Hitler rose to be leader off Germany by creating a certain look: the Aryan look (Blue eyes, blond hair). Hitler made Europe very Nazimist. Iraq was a social, political and economic treat to the world. The expected outcomes for war should always be good for both countries. But because there are so many different tribes in Africa when Gandhi ruled the Muslims and the Indians who lived in India, the country was split into two countries: modern day India and Iraq. War is stupid." EDIT: just to clarify - this is not meant to be a post about war or politics, it's a post about the sorry state of affairs in the level of education in our high schools. 16 Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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