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Miss USA 2011 — Should Math Be Taught in Schools? Videos for Engineers
Math Be Taught in Schools?" That was the question posed to a group of Miss USA contestants featured in this video.
The responses offered will surprise you... or maybe not. Every year at beauty pageants, at least one answer to the
pool of questions will elicit a rambling, nonsensical, usually politically correct reply where you find yourself
embarrassed for the poor lass (disclaimer: I never watch them). In these days of instant video postings, if you
screw up, the whole world will know within hours. Probably the most memorable example of late was the during the
2007 Miss Teen USA contest where the question, "Recent polls
have shown at 1/5 of Americans can't locate the U.S. on a world map. Why do you think this is?" Miss South
Carolina's answer: "I... personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so, because, um, some people out
there in our nation don't have maps and, uh, I believe that our education like such as in South Africa and uh Iraq
and everywhere like such as and I believe that they should uh... our education over here in the U.S. should help
the U.S., uh, should help South Africa and help the Iraq and help the Asian countries so we will be able to build
up our future... for us." Thank goodness that at least the Miss USA 2011 - Should Math Be Taught in Schools?
skit is just a comic spoof. What makes it believable is the equally likely chance that it was real. Now to be
fair, if there was a equivalent even for guys, I'm sure there would be equally moronic responses.. "Duuude, like,
I personally believe..."
Should Math Be Taught in Schools?
2007 Miss Teen USA - Why Can't Americans Find the U.S. on a World Map?