Can You Explain the War Powers Act? – NYTimes.com

Can You Explain the War Powers Act?

Published: May 8, 2011

The Department of Education’s latest assessment of what young Americans know about civics shows that the light of democracy burns steadily in schools, if too dimly.

The test was given last year to 27,000 children in the 4th, 8th and 12th grades. “Basic” knowledge for an eighth grader meant being able to identify a right protected by the First Amendment. A “proficient” 12th grader could define “melting pot” and argue whether or not the United States is one. An “advanced” fourth grader could “explain two ways countries can deal with shared problems.”

The results show the needle stuck on mediocre.

Read the full article here:� Can You Explain the War Powers Act? – NYTimes.com.

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