SchwartzReport: Most School Kids Have No Clue How Government Works (Or Does Not Work)

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Stephan A. Schwartz
Stephan A. Schwartz

How long can a democracy endure when its children don’t even know what a democracy is. I agree with Justice Sandra Day O Connor when she says, the results are “truly frightening, and demonstrate that we must put the same emphasis on these subjects that we are putting on math and science.” The only additional comment I would make is that if we are emphasizing science and math, we are doing a dreadful job of it. American school children rank very low in the developed world on either science or math.

Most U.S. Middle-School Kids Don’t Know How Government Works