10% of College Graduates Think Judge Judy is on the Supreme Court



According to a story at CNN, 10% of college graduates surveyed in a poll believe “Judge Judy” serves on the United States Supreme Court. And it got even worse when asked who was the father of the US Constitution and principle writer of the Declaration of Independence. GOOD GRIEF!!! How could a generation of people be so uninformed.Worse yet, these are the kids in college? I guess these college kids think the other SCOTUS justices must be Judge WapnerJudge Chamberlain Haller from My Cousin Vinny and Judge Reinhold.

What happened to the country I grew up in?

Judy Judy

Nearly 10% of college graduates surveyed in a poll believe Judith Sheindlin, aka “Judge Judy,” serves on the Supreme Court.

Sheindlin is an American lawyer made popular as the judge on a court show by the name of “Judge Judy.” The show features Sheindlin handling small disputes in a courtroom, but Sheindlin does not serve on the Supreme Court of the United States.

The poll, conducted by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni in August 2015 but released in January 2016, concluded from the 1,000 surveyed that college graduates “are alarmingly ignorant of America’s history and heritage.”

The survey also found 28.4% of college graduates correctly identify the father of the Constitution as James Madison. About 59% of college students surveyed believe the father of the Constitution was Thomas Jefferson, who was actually the principal writer for the Declaration of Independence.

It also found that almost 60% of college graduates couldn’t correctly identify a requirement for ratifying a constitutional amendment and 40% of college graduates didn’t know that Congress has the power to declare war.

Posted January 20, 2016 by
College, Education, Polls, WTF | 2 comments

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    2 Responses to “10% of College Graduates Think Judge Judy is on the Supreme Court”

    1. A Texas Grandfather on January 20th, 2016 12:57 pm

      Most of these “college graduates” could not pass an eighth grade final test of fifty years ago.

      Grade inflation and liberal concepts have removed the basic materials of knowledge from the classroom.

      The “make them feel good” concepts with socialist thinking of everyone is the same and all students need to pass regardless of the slothful work of some who either do not behave in class or simply come to class when they feel like it, is the primary cause.

    2. SUPER DAVE on January 21st, 2016 4:41 pm

      EXACTLY ! look at your pro athletes. Millionaires. not all , but a high number of them never take a test during high school or college. they are passed through grade school and on into college not knowing how to read or write beyond 6th grade. Take Dexter Manly , went through kindergarten, 12 years of grade school, 4 years of college and maybe 13 years in the NFL and couldn’t read nor could he write his own name. I do believe that a university in N orth Carolina got busted for this very practice in 2015.

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