This is a pretty sad commentary on higher education in America. According to a recent study, ten percent of recent college graduates think TV’s Judge Judy is a Supreme Court justice.
From Legal Insurrection:
This all springs from a report by the Council of Trustees and Alumni called A Crisis in Civic Education.
Among many troubling findings, the report revealed:
There is a crisis in American civic education. Survey after survey shows that recent college graduates are alarmingly ignorant of America’s history and heritage. They cannot identify the term lengths of members of Congress, the substance of the First Amendment, or the origin of the separation of powers. They do not know the Father of the Constitution, and nearly 10% say that Judith Sheindlin—“Judge Judy”—is on the Supreme Court.
Here’s a video report from CNN:
Maybe we have bigger issues to deal with before we make college “free” for everyone.