Only 3% Of Oklahoma Students Would Pass Citizenship Test

September 18, 2009

Oklahoma (ChattahBox) – The state of the country’s education system has been shown quite clearly after it was found that only 3% of students in Oklahoma high schools know enough about civics to pass the citizenship test.

Among the startling results were the fact that only 25% of the students asked knew who the first U.S. President was, a question that you would expect a five year old to be able to answer.

The tests were administered by the state’s Council of Public Affairs, in recognition of Constitution Day, a holiday that public school students seemed equally ignorant about.

They gave the standard ten question test given to others who are seeking citizenship. Only 3% passed the minimum of 6 correct answers for a pass grade.

“Jefferson later said that a nation can’t expect to be ignorant and free. It points to a real serious problem. We’re not going to remain ignorant and free,” Brandon Dutcher, one of the members of the council responsible for the survey, was quoted as saying.

It points to a dire future for the United States that these are the ones set to inherit the country. Especially since similar results have been seen all over the US.

Oh, and just so any Oklahoma students who are reading this are aware: the first US President was George Washington. Just look at the one dollar bill that will come out of your sparse paycheck working in the illustrious fast food industry.

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6 Responses to “Only 3% Of Oklahoma Students Would Pass Citizenship Test”

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  2. Patrick Scullin on September 18th, 2009 5:00 pm

    Shocking, but I have a funny solution to teaching these young ones– see “No Oakie Left Behind” @ http://www.thelintscreen.com

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  5. Fitzlight on April 14th, 2010 12:29 am

    People please read the constitution. All states are allowed by the constitution to form a state military that is under only the control of the state governement and completely free from all federal government control so as to be able to protect it’s self from the federal government if it trys to use the federal army to force it’s will upon the states. Abraham Lincoln acted contrary to the constitution when he used federal troops against those states that had chosen to break from the union and to form their own union. Lincoln was not a hero he was the greatest of law breakers of his time. Those states had the right to form their own state military and to protect themselves from attack by federal troops given to them by the very constitution that Lincoln took an oath to protect and to defend, but instead he acted against that constitution and the rights of the people and so begin the slow breaking apart of our constitution to where today as one person said, “The constitution is just a piece of paper.” During Katrina the national guard worked with the FBI and local police to break into people’s homes and to force them from their homes against their will and took away their guns which they had a right to own and to have and they even beat up an 80 year old woman because she dared to show them her small gun. The national guard is not under only direct control of the state government but it is also under the control of the federal government so therefore it does not meet the conditions to be a state controled military. I served in both the federal army and the Texas army guard=National guard so I know and understand how both work.

  6. Biplane on May 18th, 2010 4:10 pm

    @ Fitzlight: Article I Section 10 states that “No State shall, without the Consent of Congress, lay any duty of Tonnage, keep Troops, or Ships of War in time of Peace, enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State, or with a foreign Power, or engage in War, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent Danger as will not admit of delay.” Article II Section 2 states that “The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States; he may require the Opinion, in writing, of the principal Officer in each of the executive Departments, upon any subject relating to the Duties of their respective Offices, and he shall have Power to Grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.” So. States are NOT allowed to control their own “military”, and the militias are under Federal control. The President, being the Commander in Chief, does have the right to deploy troops as he sees fit. Further, you mention Lincoln, who did break several laws, most notably the suspension of Habeus Corpus, however he was not in violation of any Constitutional law when he deployed Federal troops against Confederate troops, and even if he had been, surely any protection under the Constitution would have ended at the moment of Secession?

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