Generation Y: The Dumbest Generation

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Have you ever wondered if our generation is the dumbest? Well, there’s some evidence to prove so. Generation ‘Y’ is considered to be the dumbest generation of all. This is based on numerous experiments, polls, surveys, etc. While everything else in this world is rising, intellect of each generation is falling. With the ignorance of facts, by choice, and lack of some education, Generation ‘Y’ is considered to be the dumbest generation. “Ignorance of facts” simply means that the education is there but this generation just chooses not to use it. According to one of my sources, 56 percent of 18-to 29-year-olds have low knowledge levels while only 22 percent of 50-to 64-year-olds did. This shows that today’s age knows less than half of what…show more content…
It is so much lack of basic writing skills in America. Employers could spend that money on things that they need and employ people with great writing skills. There is also a lack of reading skill with this generation. "The proportion of 17-year-olds who read nothing (unless required to do so for school) more than doubled between 1984 and 2004," says Susan Jacoby. If people don't read, the less knowledge they have, and the less intelligent each generation after will be. People may think it’s only the poorly educated that don’t read but that’s not true. My sources state that in 1982, 82 percent of college graduates read but two decades later, on 67 percent did. Teens, well educated or not, don’t like to read for the simple fact that they have more interesting things that they want to do. There is no way that a teacher can make sure a student read the book that she assigned to them, but there is many ways that teachers can make it interesting. They could make a little game out of it, give kids and teens motivation, help them before or after school, give them extra points if they read further than expected, or give the kids candy if they finish on time. That is just some ways to get students into reading more. Teachers and parents have to be an immense motivation or else they won’t see much progress. Parents sometimes fail at helping their child how to read or making them read for at least 30 minutes a day. Reading is very critical for
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