November 20th, 2008
10:12 PM ET

Controversial Civics Survey

All right, so I got a little wound up over Friday's story about the results from a civics quiz given by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI).  It found that elected officials failed at a higher rate than those who haven't held public office.  ARE THEY KIDDING?!  Shouldn't elected officials know more about civics than the folks who elect them?

I went to the site and took the quiz before I posted this blog entry, and I passed handily.  And to be fair, the ISI says that some elected officials are among the best scorers.  But the fact that a higher percentage of them failed than those who haven't held public office seems, in a word, nuts.

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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