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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureMythology & Folklore · 8 months ago

If conservatives are so smart then why are all the conservative southern states worst in education?

Their school systems are at the bottom of the list. Texas

Arkansas

Nevada

South Carolina

West Virginia

Alabama

Alaska

Louisiana

Mississippi

New Mexico

Update:

All conservative states and all in the bottom 10.

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  • Nancy
    Lv 6
    8 months ago
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    They aren't so smart. They're even past the point of arguing they're smart. They say education is a liberal agenda, liberal programming. Their position is that smart doesn't matter, being right doesn't even matter, only being strong matters, for it isn't survival of the correctest but survival of the fittest. It is the same tack school yard bullies take: sure, you're right, but all that's getting you is me kicking your @ss. It's the same tack Nazi Germany took, conceding that the literati were right but saying it mattered not a whit as they then slaughtered the literati in the Night of the Long Knives, leaving any stragglers to be swept up by the SS and sent off to concentration camps.

    Make no mistake: This is EXACTLY what we're dealing with with Trump and Trump's followers. It's why Trump continues to uphold Kim, a dictator and proven murderer, as a "great leader." It's why Trump continues to uphold Putin, a de facto dictator and oligarch who has also ordered the deaths and imprisonments of those who disagree with him on that basis alone. That's what Trump wants for himself. That's what Trump's followers want for Trump. Never has America's democracy been so in peril, and all that is standing in the way of that peril is a giant blue line of Democrats and a litany of people continually speaking out against him, like Stephen Colbert, like John Stewart, like so many others, while they still can exactly so that they still can, because if the majority goes silent, like it did in Germany, we are looking at a Nazi Germany reboot here in America.

    • 8 months agoReport

      Ah, so the term caveman aptly applies.

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  • 8 months ago

    Interesting question.... in a way. A better question whould be to ask why liberal states like CA, IL, NJ, NY, etc, are all losing population to the states you listed.

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    • GEORGE B
      Lv 7
      8 months agoReport

      He just exposed liberalism for what it truly is..... and doesn't even know it. He made multiple charges (all of them nothing but phony, common, liberal propaganda) and not one fact in the bunch. Don't expect anything better in the future. That would be betraying his liberal beliefs.

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  • Jerome
    Lv 6
    8 months ago

    They are smart. You heard of "street smarts".

    Well they have "country smarts".

    smart

    /smärt/

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    adjective

    1.

    INFORMAL

    having or showing a quick-witted intelligence.

    "if he was that smart he would never have been tricked"

    synonyms: clever, bright, intelligent, sharp, sharp-witted, quick-witted, nimble-witted, shrewd, astute, acute, apt, able; More

    2.

    (of a device) programmed so as to be capable of some independent action.

    "hi-tech smart weapons"

    Different than being educated.

    Meaning: According to some learned people, the word “Education” has been derived from the Latin term “Educatum” which means the act of teaching or training. ... By educating an individual we attempt to give him some desirable knowledge, understanding, skills, interests, attitudes and critical 'thinking.

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    • 8 months agoReport

      Wow, lemme guess...you've been in more than one bar fight in the last month, have lived in a trailer park at one point in your life, listen to country music and drive a pick up truck...right?

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  • Ian
    Lv 6
    8 months ago

    There is a direct correlation between intelligence and political choice: Why do you think that conservative governments are always taking money out of education? The proven fact is that stupid people almost always vote conservative!

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Education does not make you "smart", it makes you "informed". Of course informed people are more likely to make smarter choices, for example they don't vote against their own interests and vote republican, who run on the platform of not having a living minimum wage and for democrats who do advocate for a living minimum wage and single payer health care.

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  • 8 months ago

    It's what happens when you only have one book and you even it goes unread.

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  • Kevin
    Lv 5
    8 months ago

    It's because the federal government and liberal teacher's unions interference in school curriculum and school discipline.

    • 8 months agoReport

      But it only happens in conservative states and not democrat states? Seriously. So, you're just another liberal conspiracy believe aren't you?

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    They chose to not get educated and buy guns instead

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