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Civics quiz September 20, 2007

Posted by Jeff in Economics, Education, Politics.
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Here is a great quiz on civics, history, and economics:  http://www.americancivicliteracy.org/resources/quiz.aspx

 I made an 80% (48 / 60), and I was surprised at how much I didn’t know – the questions are not that complex or obscure.

This is the press release that describes what this organization is testing – effectiveness of universities in teaching civics.  http://www.americancivicliteracy.org/resources/content/failing_america_9-18-07.pdf

 Not a single college surveyed (including Ivy League schools, and other public and private universities) had seniors that scored at least 70% on this test.  In other words, no university can claim that its students can pass a general civics test, even after 16 years of education.

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