A New Study Finds Lack of Civic Learning in College

By: Casey Curlin, Washingtontimes.com

College fails to teach civic knowledge – including American history and national institutions – and has an influence on liberal leanings among students, a new study says.

The study, conducted by the conservative Intercollegiate Studies Institute, specifically cited typically liberal positions on gay marriage and school prayer.

Richard Brake, the director of ISI’s Culture of Enterprise Initiative, said high schools could be partly to blame for a lack of civic knowledge but college courses should provide more concentrated study.

“You should reinforce it and go beyond it,” he said. “Learning is about reinforcement.”

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