Friday, February 04, 2005

An extremely extensive survey of 100,000 students finds that American high-school students today don't know or care too much about freedom of speech. Here's the frightening takeaway--

When asked whether people should be allowed to express unpopular views, 97 percent of teachers and 99 percent of school principals said yes. Only 83 percent of students did. The results reflected indifference, with almost three in four students saying they took the First Amendment for granted or didn't know how they felt about it. It was also clear that many students do not understand what is protected by the bedrock of the Bill of Rights.
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