Well all know that most people here in the good old U.S. of A. are not the sharpest knives in the drawer. But when I learned today that over 43% of high school students failed the English regent this year it made me want to stand on top of a bell tower and start picking of businessmen with a shotgun.
43 percent! Are you fucking kidding me? We speak English! By the time you enter high school, you have been speaking the language for well over ten years. How can you possibly fail it? People in France and China take English as a second or third language and don't fail it. But in America people speak it every day, twenty four hours, seven days a week, and still manage to fuck it up.
There should be some sort of nation-wide test at age 17 where you are tested on basic English. The punishment for failure: deportation and a swift kick in the nuts. There is absolutely no excuse for not knowing a language that you have been speaking your entire life. None whatsoever.
And this(among other things), my friends, is why the terrorists hate us. We have every opportunity in the world to advance our education, yet we don't take advantage of it.