A survey of teenagers conducted by the National Constitutional Center found more students able to name the Three Stooges (59 percent) than could name the three branches of U.S. government (41 percent). A 1999 survey of students at 55 elite colleges and universities found that 40 percent couldn’t place the U.S. Civil War in the correct half-century. Given that the U.S. hasn’t been around for five half-centuries yet, I wonder how many guesses these students needed.
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Yes, we are breeding idiots....
Jonah Goldberg on Civic education