American students lead the word in mastery of Star Wars trivia, writes Newsweek humorist Andy Borowitz, citing a fictional survey.
While recent test scores have shown that U.S. students have difficulty adding, subtracting and finding the nation of Mexico on a world map, the “Star Wars” trivia test paints an entirely different picture — one of academic excellence.
In addition to their stellar performance in the field of “Star Wars,” (Education) Secretary (Margaret) Spellings said that a recent study shows that American students’ mastery of the Sony PlayStation Portable outpaces that of students in Europe and the Far East.”As the world economy becomes increasingly driven by ‘Star Wars’ movies and handheld computer games, American students are uniquely poised to lead the way,” the education secretary said. “May the Force be with them!”
My sister and brother-in-law are now faced with the choice of whether to send their son to college with a computer capable of playing his favorite video games or sending him with an old Mac laptop. How much should they spend so their son can spend his college years playing video games in the comfort of his dorm room?