Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Elite college students score poorly on history survey

"The study, titled "Failing our Students, Failing America: Holding Colleges Accountable for Teaching America's History and Institutions," found that college students across the country-including those at some of the nation's top colleges-demonstrate a lack of civic knowledge.


Harvard University seniors scored the highest with an average of 69.56 percent, and [Roman Catholic] St. Thomas University seniors did worst with an average of 32.5 percent. Duke seniors scored an average of 63.41 percent, ranking ninth in the study.


In addition, less than half knew [...] that the Bill of Rights prevents the United States from establishing an official religion.

The Chronicle, 9/21/07

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