Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Oklahoma Legislature Fails Citizenship Quiz

That would be the headline if we judged the 2007 Oklahoma State Legislature on the basis of a recent pop quiz given to 3-4 legislators by a local television station. The quiz is just a snap-shot in time, a pretty busy time, for our elected representatives, and is not an indicator of the success or failure of the entire legislature when it comes to citizenship.

But that's exactly what we do when we judge our teachers, children and our schools by the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) standards or the testing portion of the No Child Left Behind Law.

For those of you who would like to try your luck on the citizenship quiz go to You need an 80% to pass.

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