"Conventional wisdom holds that there is a strong connection between how much people know and how much college education they receive—the more college, the more knowledge. ISI’s research, however, demonstrates that on most campuses, this seemingly obvious correlation is quite marginal where knowledge of America’s history and institutions is concerned."
MAJOR FINDINGS from the Intercollegiate Studies Institute:
- While College Fails to Adequately Transmit Civic Knowledge, It Influences Opinion on Polarizing Social Issues
- Compared to College, Civic Knowledge Exerts a Broader and More Diverse Influence on the American Mind
- Civic Knowledge Increases a Person’s Regard for America’s Ideals and Free Institutions
Again, I believe the answer is yes. The serious question is this: Is that an intentional outcome or just an unintended consequence resulting from ill-informed, misguided educators? The answer to that is more nuanced.
Read the interesting study here and come to your own conclusions.