NAEP results shows civics understanding is lacking

Less than a quarter of high-school seniors passed national civics exams in 2010, raising concern among experts about what appears to be a decline in understanding about U.S. government. The results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress also found that fourth-graders testing proficient or better in civics rose three percentage points from 2006 to 27%, and no change was seen for eighth-graders, who remain at a 22% passing rate. Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who has been promoting civics learning, said the poor scores are because of decades of neglecting civics education.

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