One of the panels at this year’s Policy Orientation focused on Western civilization courses and the quality of education received at our state’s public universities.

In this “Quick Take” filmed after the panel, Dr. Richard Brake with the Intercollegiate Studies Institute discussed how Texas does at teaching its students western civilization, as well as if we need to improve and how.

Dr. Brake explained, “ISI has been involved with a multi-year effort to assess how much students know when they go into college about American history and government and how much they know when they come out.” The results of the study showed that students aren’t learning much while in college.

Take ISI’s Civic Literacy Quiz for yourself and see whether you also need a refresher.

– Elizabeth Young