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american education??

You're lack of punctuation and improper use of grammar WOULD confirm the point. But, I believe you to be a foreigner? No? Taught English in another country?

First, the USA does not have "one of the worst" education systems in the world. Far from it.

But it is bad. And it is declining. But as a way to control America? No.

The declining of education in America starts with the decline of American Culture, Values and Morals. Once a nation that understood that it was One Nation, Under God; we have allowed our beliefs and virtues to be decided for us by the Media and Cable TV.

"If Hollywood does it, I should do it"

"If Hollywood says it, I should say it"

"If Hollywood believes it, I should believe it"

Our fascination with American Idol, ridiculous after school programs on MTV (e.g. a show dedicated to delivering a 'magical' sweet sixteen birthday to a snobby, yuppie all-American teen), and whichever Hollywood actor / actress has deemed a worthy cause of the week.

The bottom line is that many Americans have stopped thinking for themselves. But far from all of us.

I agree with you that our American Government is not doing everything they should. We do need a stronger education system.

But more importantly, we need to stand up for ourselves and tell these people that have no business trying to cram their beliefs down our throats (George Clooney, Alec Baldwin, etc.) that we won't stand for it. I pay you to act, to put on a good show, to entertain. You have no business, nor any experience, knowledge or background, to be using your "screen time" and "tv time" to preaching your ludicrous beliefs. Leave that to the professionals.

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what song is this (good bye miss american pie...)?

what song is this (good bye miss american pie...)?

"American Pie"

is a rock song by singer-songwriter Don McLean.

Recorded and released on the American Pie album in 1971, the single was a number-one U.S. hit for four weeks in 1972. The song is an abstract story of his life that starts with the deaths of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. Richardson (The Big Bopper) in a plane crash in 1959, and ends in 1970.

The importance of "American Pie" to America's musical and cultural heritage was recognized by the Songs of the Century education project which listed the song performed by Don McLean as the number five song of the twentieth century.

The song's lyrics are the subject of much curiosity. Although McLean dedicated the American Pie album to Buddy Holly, none of the singers in the plane crash are identified by name in the song itself.

When asked what "American Pie" meant, McLean replied, "It means I never have to work again." Later, he more seriously stated "You will find many 'interpretations' of my lyrics but none of them by me... sorry to leave you all on your own like this but long ago I realized that songwriters should make their statements and move on, maintaining a dignified silence."

Single Facts::

by Don McLean from the album "American Pie"

B-side Empty Chairs (first release) American Pie part 2 (second release)

Released October 1971 (first release) November 1971 (second release)

Format vinyl record

Recorded May 26, 1971

Genre Folk-rock

Length 8:30 (LP), 4:11 (Single Part 1), 4:31 (Single Part 2)

Label United Artists

Writer(s) Don McLean

Producer Ed Freeman

Don McLean singles chronology

"American Pie" (1971) & "Vincent"(1972)

LYRICS:

A long, long time ago

I can still remember

How that music used to make me smile

And I knew if I had my chance

That I could make those people dance

And maybe they'd be happy for a while

But February made me shiver

With every paper I'd deliver

Bad news on the doorstep

I couldn't take one more step

I can't remember if I cried

When I read about his widowed bride

But something touched me deep inside

The day the music died

So bye-bye Miss American Pie

Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry

And them good ol' boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye

Singin' this'll be the day that I die

This'll be the day that I die

Did you write the Book of Love

And do you have faith in God above

If the Bible tells you so?

Now, do you believe in rock 'n' roll?

Can music save your mortal soul?

And can you teach me how to dance real slow?

Well, I know that you're in love with him

'Cause I saw you dancin' in the gym

You both kicked off your shoes

Man, I dig those rhythm 'n' blues

I was a lonely teenage broncin' buck

With a pink carnation and a pickup truck

But I knew I was out of luck

The day the music died

I started singin'

Bye-bye Miss American Pie

Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry

Them good ol' boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye

And singin' this'll be the day that I die

This'll be the day that I die

Now, for ten years we've been on our own

And moss grows fat on a rollin' stone

But, that's not how it used to be

When the jester sang for the king and queen

In a coat he borrowed from James Dean

And a voice that came from you and me

Oh, and while the king was looking down

The jester stole his thorny crown

The courtroom was adjourned

No verdict was returned

And while Lenin read a book on Marx

The quartet practiced in the park

And we sang dirges in the dark

The day the music died

We were singin'

Bye-bye Miss American Pie

Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry

Them good ol' boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye

And singin' this'll be the day that I die

This'll be the day that I die

Helter-skelter in a summer swelter

The birds flew off with a fallout shelter

Eight miles high and fallin' fast

It landed foul on the grass

The players tried for a forward pass

With the jester on the sidelines in a cast

Now, the half-time air was sweet perfume

While sergeants played a marching tune

We all got up to dance

Oh, but we never got the chance

'Cause the players tried to take the field

The marching band refused to yield

Do you recall what was revealed

The day the music died?

We started singin'

Bye-bye Miss American Pie

Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry

Them good ol' boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye

And singin' this'll be the day that I die

This'll be the day that I die

Oh, and there we were all in one place

A generation lost in space

With no time left to start again

So, come on, Jack be nimble, Jack be quick

Jack Flash sat on a candlestick

'Cause fire is the devil's only friend

Oh, and as I watched him on the stage

My hands were clenched in fists of rage

No angel born in Hell

Could break that Satan's spell

And as the flames climbed high into the night

To light the sacrificial rite

I saw Satan laughing with delight

The day the music died

He was singin'

Bye-bye Miss American Pie

Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry

Them good ol' boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye

Singin' this'll be the day that I die

This'll be the day that I die

I met a girl who sang the blues

And I asked her for some happy news

But she just smiled and turned away

I went down to the sacred store

Where I'd heard the music years before

But the man there said the music wouldn't play

And in the streets the children screamed

The lovers cried and the poets dreamed

But not a word was spoken

The church bells all were broken

And the three men I admire most

The Father, Son, and The Holy Ghost

They caught the last train for the coast

The day the music died

And they were singin'

Bye-bye Miss American Pie

Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry

And them good ol' boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye

Singin' this'll be the day that I die

This'll be the day that I die

They were singin'

Bye-bye Miss American Pie

Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry

Them good ol' boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye

Singin' this'll be the day that I die

American education system?

American education system?

Hello

Well I don't know if this could help you but I can tell you a bit about our system in France.

I remember 2 years ago in geography our teacher (who have work a bit in the US) told us something like " I am so glad to teach in France again because we can finally talk and develop the good parts" ( I tried to translate my memories ^^' ).

In geography for example we have to learn about well geography, but also the economic situation of countries, the domains that make his economic and politic force and understand the way this country works.

For example :

We spend 1 month studying US, learning differents maps by heart and so .. and we did the same for Japan and others countries.

Well to return to the subject it seems that our program is more open to the rest of the world than yours ( this has been told by our teacher again) .

Then here children go to school at 8h30 to 11h30 and 14h to 16h30 until they are 11 then they have longers days, I remebered doing 9 hours days 2 times a week when I was 16.

I told you all that stuff in order to gave you some information about a bit of our system, and because I don't know yours . Now you can compare xD

I hope you understood me because my english is a bit rusty.

PS / I find it very great that ou wonder about the difference between countries !

Thanks for reading

Agoda
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