The folks over at PoliTech recently decided to have a little fun at the expense of the students at Texas Tech University. Like Jimmy Kimmel who exposed how much Americans’ perspectives on the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) have been distorted, a young student asks her fellow students basic questions about civics and history. When I say basic, I mean BASIC:
To further the humiliation, they asked all of the students pop culture questions as well. Unsurprisingly, students who did not know which side won the Civil War were quick to answer which show snooki was on.
The folks at PoliTech did not want to make a statement about Texas Tech, but did want to reveal how little of basic knowledge today’s college students know about civics. Some have suggested this has a lot to do with a poor education system in Texas.
Today’s students are as bright as any other generation, but why do they know so little about basic civics?