One of the things I often talk about is how staff needs to be trained well enough so that they know how to do their jobs well. However, there are times when I wonder if it’s not the training we’re doing as much as the people we’re trying to train.

How many people have seen the Tonight Show with Jay Leno? He often goes out on the street and asks Americans questions to every day things that we all hope most people know, but it turns out they don’t know. Most people are either really not that bright or aren’t paying any attention to current events. These are the people who vote in elections based on personality and charisma instead of who just might be the best and brightest person to lead the country. Sometimes the smart people do it to themselves because, if you remember your school days, people who are really smart alienate those who aren’t; I’ve never really been sure why, but it probably explains why the smartest kids either keep to themselves a lot or run the school newspaper.

In any case, I’ve always thought that some of what we see on the Tonight Show was scripted; I just find it hard to believe that people have no idea what’s going on in the world, or where anything is in the world, including the United States. Well, the video below, not from that show but from a British television show, proves that we need to boost up the educational standards of today, and do some teaching on the news also. This is sad,…