Educated and Ignorant

September 21st, 2009

AOL News carried this report from Tulsa World:

Only one in four Oklahoma high school students can correctly name the first president of the United States, according to a survey released Friday.

The Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs conducted the survey to find the students’ basic knowledge of civics, Tulsa World reported. Students were asked 10 questions taken from the U.S. citizenship test.

The passing rate for Oklahoma high school students was 2.8 percent. About 92 percent of candidates pass the test for U.S. citizenship. Take a sample citizenship test below the video.

OK, being from Texas, I can understand this happening in Oklahoma.  But could you pass the U.S. citizenship test?  Follow the link and take the test.  And remember, the 97.2 percent of those kids who flunked the test will soon be voters….

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4 Responses to “Educated and Ignorant”

  1. Elizabeth Barrette |

    I got 7 out of 10 correct. By my personal standards, that’s moderately crummy. However, the test said it was a good score. I haven’t taken a civics class in years and was answering off the top of my head, too. If I were taking a serious test, I would certainly have studied for it.

  2. doris |

    I got 7 out of 10 correct,too.I feel bad about that,haven’t studied civics in 35 years,not a good excuse. I did do better than I thought I would. What are they teaching those kids?

  3. Brian Bagent |

    10/10. I can see ignorance on the question on the US territories, but not the rest. I took Civics in the 9th grade, almost 30 years ago. No excuse.

  4. doris |

    You are dead on,I knew you’d get 10 out of 10. Big surprise.

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