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Most US Students Think Beethoven Is a Dog


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David
- 3254 days ago - news.yahoo.com
WASHINGTON (AFP) - Most young Americans entering university this year can't write in cursive, think email is too slow, that Beethoven's a dog and Michelangelo a computer virus, according to an annual list compiled by two academics at a US college.



   

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David Petrosky (113)
Friday August 20, 2010, 12:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AFP) Most young Americans entering university this year can't write in cursive, think email is too slow, that Beethoven's a dog and Michelangelo a computer virus, according to an annual list compiled by two academics at a US college.

To students who will get their bachelor's degrees in 2014, Czechoslovakia has never existed, Fergie is a pop singer, not a duchess; Clint Eastwood is a sensitive movie director, not Dirty Harry; and John McEnroe stars in TV ads, not on the tennis court, Beloit College's "Mindset" list says.

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David Petrosky (113)
Friday August 20, 2010, 12:54 pm
"Roll over Beethoven
and tell Tchaikovsky the news..."
 

. (0)
Friday August 20, 2010, 1:32 pm
"There's a reason why education sucks. And it's the same reason that will never ever be fixed...because the owners of this country don't want that." -- George Carlin [genius comedian; 3 mins on utube]
 

Dixie L. (0)
Saturday August 21, 2010, 8:44 am
Unbelievable..........
 
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