Thursday, November 20, 2008

Poll Watch: Socrates in Jeopardyland

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Get a hard seat, a bright light, and ponder these questions from an annual survey on "American Civic Literacy" from the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. Its purported result: "The majority of Americans - including elected officials - failed a test of basic knowledge about American history and economics."

The reality is that the ISI itself has failed a test of basic knowledge about the definition and measurement of just what knowledge is.

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