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Our Education System Flunks The Citizenship Test
Investor´s Business Daily, by Staff

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Posted By:RockyTCB, 10/4/2018 5:59:01 AM

Education: A new survey finds that only a third of Americans could pass the U.S. Citizenship test. It´s a dismal testament to the abject failure of the country´s education system. And a looming threat to the nation´s future. The survey, conducted by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation and released on Wednesday, found that only 36% of Americans would pass the citizenship test given to immigrants. And this is on a test that only requires applicants to get 60% of the questions right. Fewer than one quarter, for example, knew why the colonists fought the British.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: F15 Gork, 10/4/2018 6:13:01 AM     (No. 11783320)

Going out on a limb here but I don’t believe we had these problems before they invented the department of education.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: chance_232, 10/4/2018 6:13:45 AM     (No. 11783321)

Ive taken the citizenship test. Its stupidly easy and I aced it.

Its not just the education system thats at fault, but a complete lack of curiosity on the part of our citizens. If I could make a decree, passing a civics course and a course in basic economics would be a prerequisite to voting.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: M2, 10/4/2018 6:54:28 AM     (No. 11783347)

The American educational system, with few exceptions, is not about educating. It is about creating soldiers for the Left.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Pepper Tree, 10/4/2018 7:13:05 AM     (No. 11783360)

Heh. Here’s an idea to give the Dept of Ed a purpose. Require all teecherz take a comprehensive (to use a term loved by the left) civics test and pass with a 90% minimum. Failure to pass with 90% puts you out (no pay) for six months for time to study up.
Oops, I almost forgot. Questions are random and answers to be in essay format.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Socio, 10/4/2018 7:38:22 AM     (No. 11783387)

I agree #3

The problem with the monumental educational failure is that it is intentional, the dumbing down of America is just one of the cogs of the Progressive Left´s transformation machine.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Pros7767, 10/4/2018 7:47:44 AM     (No. 11783400)

Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn realized in the 70´s that the only way to take over the country was to take over the education system.

Ayers and Obama worked closely together and ultimately accelerated the destruction but the libs took over education in the late 70´s. It has only gotten worse.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: jinx, 10/4/2018 7:52:25 AM     (No. 11783407)

My daughter is 50 years old. Her class was the last one to take Civics in the 8th grade. They dropped Civics and put in Social Studies. Civics became an elective in high school. Not many take it because it is too hard. Look at today´s history books. Nothing there. I say give the test to the members of Congress before they can be sworn in. I doubt if they can pass it either.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: showmeagain, 10/4/2018 8:09:13 AM     (No. 11783433)

Now here is a real problem. It’s time for “Title XIII” - if you don’t teach civics in the 5th, 8th and 11th grades you don’t get any Federal money.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: BarryNo, 10/4/2018 8:15:54 AM     (No. 11783445)

The Department of Education was designed to indoctrinate Americans to be submissive to their ´betters´. The first thing that went was civics, then History and Geography was replaced by Social Studies. Finally they began fudging around Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic, ensuring our student are Dumb and Dumber.

Education sucks for a reason, folks, and most of the Americans who can pass he Citizenship Test can do so only through self-study OUTSIDE the Education System - and that´s getting hard as Liberals re-write and ´reinterpret´ every branch of Learning.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 10/4/2018 8:41:54 AM     (No. 11783482)

But they know all about Lady Gaga´s latest publicity stunts. This ignorance of the United States civics and history is purposeful. People can´t be proud to be Americans if they don´t know anything about their history. They are therefore much easier targets for revolution from within. The leftist Communists living amongst us since the 1950´s have never been swayed from their goal of internal revolt. They simply infiltrated the Federal government, gained power within education and asserted their plan slowly and silently over the decades.

It all goes back to the old saying regarding how to cook a frog. You never throw a frog into boiling water lest it jump out, but put it in a pot of cool water and slowly increase the heat, and it won´t figure out what´s going on until its cooked.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: gobushcheneygo, 10/4/2018 9:07:35 AM     (No. 11783536)

According to the elites, history is so...yesterday. s/

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Reply 12 - Posted by: wakeupcall, 10/4/2018 10:27:01 AM     (No. 11783653)

Give government your 4 year old´s and in a generation a Communist democrat and RINO lead government will have created a Communist Socialist tyranny over all the people.

That is what the Communist democrats and RINO´s are fighting against today with their anti Kavanaugh lies as they fear he is a true Constitutional Justice just as was Alito whom they had murdered by face down on a pillow suffixation at a 100% Communist democrats hunting lodge outing owned by Communist democrats and no physical autopsy to determine cause of death just an over the phone death by a doctor as accidental suffixation while sleeping

His family agreed to their findings. (wink)

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Reply 13 - Posted by: ladydawgfan, 10/4/2018 1:08:00 PM     (No. 11783856)

I agree with #2 but I´d take it a step further. You have to take and PASS a civics test to REGISTER to vote!! That way, your name is not on the voting lists and someone cannot vote for you if you don´t pass the test.

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