Thursday, September 17, 2009


Yes even I can be rendered speechless:

75 Percent of Oklahoma High School Students Can't Name the First President of the U.S.
Only one in four Oklahoma public high school students can name the first President of the United States, according to a survey released today.

A thousand students were given 10 questions drawn from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services item bank. Candidates for U.S. citizenship must answer six questions correctly in order to become citizens. "They're questions taken from the actual exam that you have to take to become a U.S. citizen," About 92 percent of the people who take the citizenship test pass on their first try, according to immigration service data. However, Oklahoma students did not fare as well. Only about 3 percent of the students surveyed would have passed the citizenship test.

Dutcher said this is not just a problem in Oklahoma. He said Arizona had similar results, which left him concerned for the entire country.

1 comment:

Martha said...

I'm lousy when it comes to history and geography but even I can name the first president. How dreadful, we better educate our children and make the next generation prove this statistic wrong!!