Friday, June 18, 2004
The following is from a New York American History Regents test given to juniors in the state. Tell me what's missing.
"Question 41:
In 1991, one of the reasons President George H. W. Bush committed United States troops to the Persian Gulf War was to
"(1) maintain the flow of trade through the Suez Canal
"(2) fulfill military obligations as a member of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
"(3) contain the spread of communism in the Middle East
"(4) assure the flow of Middle East oil to the United States and its allies"
If you said (5) help the Kuwaitis from an invading Iraq, you would be correct. Funny how the right answer didn't make it on the test. I guess the Republican loving educators in NY just made a simple mistake. Didn't they? There's the slam to H.W., now here's the slam to W.
"Question 4:
A major criticism of the electoral college system has been that
"(1) party loyalty is weakened after a presidential election
"(2) electors frequently fail to vote for a candidate
"(3) members of the electoral college are appointed for life terms
"(4) a president may be elected without receiving the majority of the popular vote"
But maybe they're talking about "Bubba" in that one, because Clinton failed to receive a majority of the popular vote in 92 and 96. Yeah, that's it. The Republican loving NY educators must have been talking about Clinton and not Bush. Just another reason why our schools are so screwed up.

Credit: NewsMax
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