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A sad report on Universities…

September 20, 2007

…but not surprising. Redstate links to this NY Sun article:

Students at many of the country’s most prestigious colleges and universities are graduating with less knowledge of American history, government, and economics than they had as incoming freshmen, with Harvard University seniors scoring a “D+” average on a 60-question multiple-choice exam about civic literacy.

According to a report released yesterday by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, the average college senior at the 50 colleges and universities polled did not earn a passing grade.

I was embarrassed to get an 85% score on the quiz.
It seems my SUNY New Paltz degree is more useful than one from Harvard.