Civics Sorely Sought

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Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor recently penned an article over at the Daily Beast that laments the shocking lack civics education in American schools. In it she cites statistics and figures that should come as no shock to many. Our children are not getting the education they deserve, and we, are thusly, not creating the future leaders that we will so desparately need. Read it for the quotes, people.

This comes on the heels of the incredibly hard to swallow Marist poll that claims:

Only 58% of residents know that the United States declared its independence in 1776.  26% are unsure, and 16% mentioned another date

Is it just us, or do polls such as these make you wonder if the participants were not just having some fun with the pollsters? It makes us incredibly sad to think otherwise.