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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Fourth Grade Science Quiz

This fourth grade science quiz is from a Christian school in South Carolina.

This quiz was submitted to Daily Kos by the father of a student who had to take the quiz.  He didn't identify the school; he's planning to transfer his daughter to another school at the end of the year.

This story gets a “Probably True” rating from Snopes.


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Blogger Jerry Critter said...

That is NOT a science quiz!

January 16, 2014 at 8:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonder if this school get's Taxpayer money?


January 17, 2014 at 12:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hear there is a great school in one of these countires

January 17, 2014 at 8:18 AM  
Blogger MRMacrum said...

I dunno. Seems the answers were right on target. Got to fill their head early if one expects blind faith later on. That young lady is one smart little Bible Thumper. Maybe a prodigy?

I do like the question about "If someone tells you dinosaurs are millions of years old, the correct answer was "were you there?""

Well, were you?

January 17, 2014 at 8:27 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Jerry: Not a science quiz? You ain't one of them there commie atheists, are you?

Erik: Probably. There are laws on the books to prevent private and religious schools from getting taxpayer funding, but rightwing legislators always manage to find a loophole somewhere.

Anonymous: Ah yes, very inspiring. Something for our red states to aspire to.

MRM: I loved that "were you there?" response. God created the Earth in 1948. I wasn't around before that, so the world didn't exist yet.

January 17, 2014 at 1:44 PM  
Blogger Jerry Critter said...

You're half right. ;)

January 17, 2014 at 3:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tom Actually not quite

Even in California the Catholic Schools always got some Education Funds mostly through Semantics, it wasn't out of the taxpayer funds but it was from the State.

A locality could fund a school bond and include the private schools should they choose.

In California we rejected the school voucher program because a parent could use the money to a private (religious) school if he wished. I'm sure other states with vouchers have the same program.


January 17, 2014 at 3:49 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Jerry: I guess half is better than nothing :)

Erik: I don't remember any details, but I've seen lots of stories about legislators and local bureaucrats funneling tax money into religious and charter schools. It's probably less likely in California and other blue states.

January 18, 2014 at 11:56 AM  

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