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avebury Donating Member (455 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 07:21 AM
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75% of Oklahoma High School Students Can't Name 1st US President

http://www.news9.com/global/story.asp?s=11141949

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.

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.

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"Jefferson later said that a nation can't expect to be ignorant and free," Dutcher said. "It points to a real serious problem. We're not going to remain ignorant and free."


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RoyGBiv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 01:20 PM
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1. FYI ...

This study was undertaken by Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, which is a right-wing think tank dedicated to eradicating public education in the state of Oklahoma.

The conclusions of this are suspect.

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provis99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-24-09 05:19 PM
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2. the answers on the citizenship test are wrong for the 1st President.
George Washington was not the first President of the United States. The first President was John Hanson, elected in 1781. No wonder students get the answers wrong if the answers on the citizenship test itself are wrong.
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