77% of Oklahoma High School Students can't name first president

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    77% Oklahoma High School Students Can’t Name 1st President?

    A recent survey of Oklahoma public high school students found that the overwhelming majority can’t answer even simple questions about U.S. government and history.

    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.

    Below are the questions and results:

    Question % of Students
    Who Answered Correctly
    What is the supreme law of the land?
    28
    What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution?
    26
    What are the two parts of the U.S. Congress?
    27
    How many justices are there on the Supreme Court?
    10
    Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?
    14
    What ocean is on the east coast of the United States?
    61
    What are the two major political parties in the United States?
    43
    We elect a U.S. senator for how many years?
    11
    Who was the first President of the United States?
    23
    Who is in charge of the executive branch?
    29
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    Can't wait til the government runs healthcare like our public schools :lol:
     
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    77% of Oklahoma High School Students can't name first president

    But it's so easy. Abraham Lincoln.
     
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    But they could name all the players on the Sooner Football team!
     
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    They can quote scripture pretty well. Boy, bible camp must really be a blast!
     
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    These kids senators don't believe in evolution or global warming, for God's sake.
    All information that's worthwhile is in the Bible.
     
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    $George Washington WTF.jpg

    Those numbers seriously can't be right. I understand a lot of kids in my generation are smart as a bag of bricks but really?! :eusa_eh:
     
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    Wow! Do you have anything else intelligent to add? :rolleyes:
     
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    Oklahoma wasn't even a STATE when the first President reigned!

    So that makes sense.
     
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    Sounds like you went to high school in Oklahoma.
     

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