Civic Literacy in America

I just read an interested essay on civic literary in America by Joseph M. Knippenberg. Click here for the essay.

The essay discusses the results of an exam administered by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute’s American Civic Literacy Program to 14,000 college freshmen and seniors. The range of freshmen mean scores was between 29.75% to 68.94%. Harvard’s seniors earned the highest average mark for any institution: 69.6%. Not very impressive.

Want to give it a try? The exam can be found here. Just click on the “Take the Quiz” button. You might not be smarter than a 5th grader, but are you smarter than a Harvard senior?

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