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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