Good news! I attended Palm Beach County schools for the past 12 years! I just graduated on Tuesday. As for this thread, I have no idea who takes this test and how. We have been on the 100-94 A, 93-85 B, 84-77 C, 76-70 D, and 69-0 F scale since last year when Gov Bush finally changed it to 100-90-80-70-60-0. Our semester and final exams are also graded on this scale.
As for the schools, like Heavymetal said, most of them are filled with minority kids. The white kids either move out west to the area where I live (Wellington), or they attend magnet/IB schools. My school has now become overpopulated with an attendance of 3600. Minority students have to be bused in from other areas due to our predominantly white neighborhood.
There is a big difference when you step into an honor class as opposed to a regular class. There are a lot of jerks as well as real bright guys. Each school has plenty of smart kids. However, if I were to always have had AP and honor classes, I'd be saying to you all that this is bullshit and the kids here are all real bright. But having taken some regular classes (due to schedule conflicts ofcourse, problem with us art students) I can say there are plenty of dumbasses.
As for the election, everyone I knew said it was confusing. Republicans and Democrats alike said they understand how someone could mess up and vote for the wrong person.
As for the statement, "...if you are too stupid to punch a whole in a card, should the country's fate be decided by your vote?"
No where in the Constitution does it limit the rights of people who are stupid. If they are citizens, they should be able to vote for the person they want, even if they are to stupid to punch a hole. Just my opinion.
Are the people of West Palm dumber than the rest of the country? No, probably not, but they could drive a lot better.
BTW, the PBC Schoolboard is a bunch of idiots.
Sometimes I go about in pity for myself and all the while a great wind carries me across the sky.