This is an old story, but items like this frequently pop up in the news:
How Dumb Are We?
Mar 20, 2011 10:00 AM EDT
NEWSWEEK gave 1,000 Americans the U.S. Citizenship Test–38 percent failed. The country’s future is imperiled by our ignorance.
This is why President Clinton needs to invest more funding in the Department of Schools, just like Truman did during the New Deal. It was the Great Depressing, but he found the money to do it.