Thursday, September 17, 2009

75 Percent of Oklahoma High School Students Can't Name the First President of the U.S.

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Only one in four Oklahoma public high school students can name the first President of the United States, according to a survey released today.

The survey was commissioned by the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs in observance of Constitution Day on Thursday.

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.

I wonder what the numbers for the entire country were?

Here's a citizenship test. Remember you have to get 6 of 10 to be a citizen.

What is the supreme law of the land?
What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution?
What are the two parts of the U.S. Congress?
How many justices are there on the Supreme Court?
Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?
What ocean is on the east coast of the United States?
What are the two major political parities in the United States?
We elect a U.S. senator for how many years?
Who was the first President of the United States?
Who is in charge of the executive branch?

I'd tell you to look up the answers on the internet, but apparently most of you wouldn't know where to look. Here are the answers.

The full report is here. And our State Superintendent is begging for more money for teachers and education. Seems like we perhaps are not getting our money's worth as it is.

For the record I missed one. I was remembering the Judicial Act of 1789 and had too many members on the court.


Frank said...

I didn't miss any and you failed spelling in high school. Kisses!!!

OkieRover said...

I didn't take spelling in high school. What did I misspell smarty pants?