Civics quiz September 20, 2007Posted by Jeff in Economics, Education, Politics.
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.