It starts with education. Americans today know very little about the founding of our nation. An organization called Common Core took a survey of what American high schoolers know about history. The results were dismal. Common Core blamed it on six years of No Child Left Behind and George Bush. I concede that No Child Left Behind might possibly have been a factor, but I contend that it started way before that.
High schoolers in Oklahoma were given the citizenship test and only 3% would have passed on the first try as opposed to 92% of immigrants who pass on the first try. It is not just Oklahoma. This is a widespread problem.
Highschoolers Fail Citizenship Test
"A primary object…should be the education of our youth in the science of government. In a republic, what species of knowledge can be equally important? And what duty more pressing…than…communicating it to those who are to be the future guardians of the liberties of the country?" -George Washington
Cesar Milan - Leader of the Pack
4 years ago