American college seniors are deeply ignorant about America’s history, political thought, free market economy and foreign relations. Approximately 7,000 college seniors who took the American civic literacy exam received an “F”. The average score was 54.2%, consistent with last years average score of 53.2%. The average senior failed all four subjects, scoring under 60% in each one.
Harvard seniors scored highest, but their average of 69.6% was only a “D+”. At 18 colleges, the average senior scored less than 50%. Depressing.
Now here’s the scary part—you can take the test and see how well you can do:
Never fear. The results come back instantaneously and privately. No one will ever know.
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