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YouTube ignominy

A while back, a video of Lauren Caitlin Upton’s (Miss South Carolina Teen USA) poor response to a geography question went viral (19 million views as of today; the 30th most popular YouTube video of all time). Now there’s a YouTube video showing Kellie Pickler’s geographic ignorance (‘Is France a country?‘) on Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?.

You just know that Lexington (SC) High School (where Upton had a 3.5 GPA) and North Stanly (NC) High School (Pickler) must be chagrined to have one of their graduates be the object of public ridicule due to their academic ignorance. Can you imagine the conversations that their former teachers are having right now?

Cross your fingers that one of your graduates isn’t next (like we do whenever there’s a national news story about some school administrator doing something dumb). Oh, and how many of you could have said that Budapest was the capital of Hungary?


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