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Comment by Susan Stanko on June 15, 2012 at 3:41pm

I agree with the Onion that they should be moved to the most famous city.

Comment by A Former Member on June 15, 2012 at 3:18pm

But then again, I don't know the 50 Capitals either.

Comment by A Former Member on June 15, 2012 at 3:16pm

SB, our educational system needs some improvement. But I adore Austin.

Comment by A Former Member on June 15, 2012 at 3:11pm

Dallas, I don't care if you rain on this parade, just as long as it's raining men. Hallelujah!

 

So gay!

Comment by Daniel W on June 15, 2012 at 2:00pm

How well are high school student's informed?  I think there is a lot of variability.  Same for grade school.  I know I grew up behind "The Corn Curtain", where the only information we got about the outside world were it was full of crime and sinfulness.  Especially foreign  communist big cities like Chicago and St. Louis, which were full of nonwhite people.

 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 15, 2012 at 1:52pm

I know there's a HUGE difference between 5th grade and high school, but when I see some of these high school students who are fighting against school prayer or trying to establish a Secular Student Alliance interviewed on television, I say to myself, "Wow!!  These kids sound so adult."  I'm really quite impressed with their maturity and coherent understanding of issues.  When I think back when I was in high school, I can't help but laugh at what a buffoon and clown I was.  I think kids, overall these days, are more mature at younger ages.  Yeah, they sure grow up fast, for good or bad.     

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 15, 2012 at 1:44pm

Dallas, I don't care if you rain on this parade, just as long as it's raining men.  Hallelujah! 

Comment by A Former Member on June 15, 2012 at 1:34pm

Yes, a commendable effort. I'm not trying to rain on his parade. As far as him struggling through the speech, that's not what I'm talking about. Even if all the words were his own, we could hardly expect him to have it memorized. However, I'm just talking about the sentence structure and word choice. It seemed a bit mature for his age. I also bring that up because if it turned out his mom wrote the speech for him, well that may look manipulative. Hopefully that is not the case. Again, not trying to tear him down. Just an observation. Who knows, maybe he's just a really bright 5th grader.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 15, 2012 at 1:29pm

I really think this boy and his speech are genuine.  He mentions that his mother is very open in discussing this topic.  Perhaps he's just repeating his mom's "talking points" but, in my opinion, his words don't sound forced or too adult.  As far as him stumbling while reading, I do the same thing and I'm 47.  I give him the benefit of the doubt.   

Comment by Susan Stanko on June 15, 2012 at 1:24pm

It is the way he made mistakes, like he was unsure of what certain words were.  I am still proud of him and shared this on facebook.

 

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