Thursday, May 30, 2019
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
5001 Trailhead Bend Way
Fort Worth, TX 76109
Is America ignorant about civics?
Civic education in the U.S. – or lack thereof – has become a growing bipartisan concern. And for good reason. According to national polling, only 26 percent of Americans can name all three branches of the government, while 33 percent of Americans surveyed were unable to name even one branch of government.
A new study is cause for even greater alarm: Whereas 92 percent of immigrants pass the U.S. Citizenship test, only 36 percent of native-born Americans can pass the test—which requires a score of only 60 percent to pass!
The study also reveals an age gap in civic literacy. And this gap speaks directly to the issue in front of us as well as to how we might address it: Fully 74 percent of senior citizen respondents answered a sufficient number of questions correctly to pass the test. However, only 20 percent of those under the age of 45 could reach the needed 60 percent score needed to pass.
What has the Texas Legislature done this session to remedy our growing civic illiteracy? Join the Ft. Worth LLC for a discussion on these issues and more with TPPF’s senior constitutional scholar, Dr. Tom Lindsay. Plus, put your own knowledge to the test over some drinks and appetizers!
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