An etherealgirl's Adventures in Cyberland

Monday, January 31, 2005

the free press just a little too free????

Found via disgruntled democrat a recent survey shows that a staggering one out of three high school students believe that the press ought to be more restricted and have government approval before releasing news stories!

"The survey 'confirms what a lot of people who are interested in this area have known for a long time,' he says: Kids aren't learning enough about the First Amendment in history, civics or English classes. It also tracks closely with recent findings of adults' attitudes.

'It's part of our Constitution, so this should be part of a formal education,' says Dvorak, who has worked with student journalists since 1968. "~~~Greg Toppo USA Today

This explains a great deal about the unbelievable (to me anyway) vibe I've gotten about a general lacking in the ability to think critically in this country. What I cannot believe is how something like this could happen here. A very sobering, very frightening situation.

Original report found here.

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