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[–] GuyIDisagreeWith 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

I remember when I was in elementary school and middle school. We would be given quizzes that presented us with a disaster scenario. There was a list of items, and sometimes people, and we would have to prioritize them in order of importance.

We were told there were no wrong answers. They lied. When we were finished the teacher told us the right answers. Answers that fit the current liberal narrative.

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[–] gurlat 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

I vaguely remember doing these sort of exercises at school when I was about 9 or 10.

The one I remember most clearly was something like.. "You are a crew member on a sinking ship. You are the only person on your lifeboat that can navigate to a nearby island. So you are in charge and you are indespensible. The lifeboat only has food/room/water/fuel to take 12 passengers to the island.. Anyone you leave behind will probably die.. Here's a list of the 20 people who want to get on the lifeboat, including a description, their occupation and a few personal details.. Who do you take with you, who do leave?"

Does anyone know what these questions were called, what their purpose was? Even at the time it seemed really weird to be asking 9 year olds about who's life is more valuable. I know they stopped after a few parents complained.

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[–] redditfuckingsucksyo 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago  (edited ago)

I don't think I ever experienced such a thing but I would like to know more about this.

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[–] pitenius 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

he lifeboat only has food/room/water/fuel to take 12 passengers to the island..

Or, if I go alone, I have food, water and fuel for 12.

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[–] bruinsdude 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Never heard of this. Can you give me an example of how crazy the right answers are?

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[–] GuyIDisagreeWith 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago  (edited ago)

It's not that the answers were crazy. It's that they lied about there being no right answers.

And now that I think, there was no allowance for cleverness. If you took the bible it counted against you, even if you thought of using the paper to help start campfires.