02-09-2013 | The New Pedagogy

According to the national survey commissioned by the California Academy of Sciences:

* Only 53% of adults know how long it takes for the Earth to revolve around the Sun.

* Only 59% of adults know that the earliest humans and dinosaurs did not live at the same time.

* Only 47% of adults can roughly approximate the percent of the Earth's surface that is covered with water.

* Only 21% of adults answered all three questions correctly.

Cellphones, Landlines, and Polling Skew - Pew

The Dangers of Financial Illiteracy - James Surowiecki

The Myth of American Meritocracy - Ron Unz

1 comment:

  1. The NAAL Survey is always good for rustling jimmies