Only one in four Oklahoma public high school students can name the first President of the United States, according to a survey released today.I usually think that the question was strangely worded, or some other potential misdirection was included. But no, the question, from the US test for citizenship, was:
Who was the first president of the United States?Answers to the other questions are equally depressing, especially this one:
What ocean is on the east coast of the United States?Only 61% of high school students knew the answer. 4 in 10 did not. Not 4 in 10 2nd graders -- high school students.
And they wonder why Oklahoma is considered flyover country. What an abomination.