Monday, November 24, 2008

On That Poly Sci Quiz: It's Worse Than You Think

A while back, the ISI poly-sci-cum-econ test was hot stuff. Dedicated inter-tube-bloglodytes took it--and a lefto (Jay) actually scored 100%!

For the record, a couple of HS seniors of my acquaintance took it, too, and between them managed to come up with a 54+% score; respectable, but not brag-able.

Heh. They did better than one OTHER class:

US elected officials scored abysmally on a test measuring their civic knowledge, with an average grade of just 44 percent, the group that organized the exam said Thursday. Ordinary citizens did not fare much better, scoring just 49 percent correct on the 33 exam questions compiled by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI).

You knew there was something prevailing in Congress and the Legislature--now you can put a name on it.


The worst part is that they are both ignorant AND vain about it...