Many years ago I helped a young immigrant prepare for her citizen ship test.* I know what the test is like (or at least the practice test). I found that I had forgotten a good bit of what I had learned, but I could still pass. Of course part of it could be a result of my degree in law enforcement: I had to take con. law, so I had to read the constitution and the amendments. ((* yes, she passed.))
This was sad news.
This is not just a fail, but an epic fail. Your child, and I say that with a grain of salt, cannot pass the citizenship test of the United States of America. A new study has found that only 19% of people under the age of 45 can pass the test. Why do you still have your child in a government school? Back in the 1950’s, studies found that “Johnny Can’t Read”. Sixty years later, we know that Johnny, Janie and little Egbert can’t read, can’t math and can’t citizen.
This newest study was conducted by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. “Investor’s Business Daily” reported the results. The title of the article is: “Our Education System Flunks The Citizenship Test”. From the article:
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.
You read that right. Only 36% of Americans would pass a test that only requires 60% of the questions be answered correctly. This is an epic fail.
read the rest here: Fail: Your Child Can’t Pass The Citizenship Test — Victory Girls Blog