Canadian kids are stupid:
I don't want to hear how your son is a hockey hero and how your daughter can play "Chopsticks" on the piano. Maybe they are as clever as you think they are. Maybe you are only saying that because you are their parents and that is what you are going to say anyway. Just entertain for a moment the fact that television is a one-eyed baby-sitter, that schools are often crammed to the rafters with overpaid teachers who use the "An Inconvenient Truth" DVD as a pedagogical aid, that the extra cash you paid in taxes went to build an extra room at the school board office and curricula developed to brighten young minds has been so watered down it's a wonder people can tie their shoelaces before entering post-secondary institutions. Really think about it. If kids read at all, what do they read? What is expected of them? Kids have cell phones (which are really overpriced toys in their eyes and give parents a false sense of security) and they MUST take care of them. However, building a vocabulary or learning how to write a rudimentary paragraph is out of the question. It's just too difficult.
I'm not saying EVERY student, parent or teacher is a lazy bovine creature with an undeserved sense of entitlement but there are enough of those cretins to make one wonder how we've survived as a country since the French claimed some rather frosty real estate north of Maine.
Then we have little gems like: