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 PUBLIC SCHOOLS, ELITE COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES PRODUCING A REPUBLIC OF DUNCES!

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PostSubject: PUBLIC SCHOOLS, ELITE COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES PRODUCING A REPUBLIC OF DUNCES!   Mon 14 Mar 2011, 10:16 am

When even our elite colleges and universities aren't teaching the next generation the basic concepts of the American republic like federalism or the difference between Thomas Jefferson and Karl Marx, it ought to be obvious that American public education is failing America.

Does anybody on America's college faculties remember or care that once liberty is lost, it is almost never regained?

The Intercollegiate Studies Institute gave a 60-question civic literacy test to more than 28,000 college students:

"Less than half knew about federalism, judicial review, the Declaration of Independence, the Gettysburg Address, and NATO. And this was a multiple-choice test, with the answers staring them right in the face," said political scientist Richard Bake, co-chairman of ISI's Civic Literacy Board.

"Ten percent thought that 'we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal' came from the Communist Manifesto," Bake added during a recent interview with my Examiner colleague Barbara Hollingsworth.

Even the smart kids at Harvard failed the test, scoring on average 69, which is a D.

Columnist Mark Tapscott says, "Since the vast majority of the students tested are products of public schools, the results represent a comprehensive indictment of public education, the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers."

http://washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/2011/03/individual-liberty-cannot-survive-republic-dunces


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