Disgusted with Trump vs. Clinton? Blame America’s Civic Education

Recent News — By on October 11, 2016 at 5:49 PM

Our friends (Rebecca Burgess, author) at the American Enterprise Institute have some very interesting observations about the electorate’s knowledge of the structure and functions of our republic.

Three-quarters of American adults are unable to name all three branches of American government. About a third can’t even come up with the name of a single branch.  Strauss’s article is just the latest entry in a tiny genre noting the decline of basic civic knowledge among American adults and children — and the real world consequences of such ignorance.

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Can a republic survive if most of its members are ignorant of the basic structure/functions of government?  Do some of the power brokers want voters to be ignorant so they can achieve their objectives whatever they may be?  Read more: http://bit.ly/2dVYX34

 

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