Reminder: Judge Judy Is Not On The Supreme Court
According to a survey, nearly 10 percent of college graduates picked Judge Judy as a member of the U.S. Supreme Court.By Katie Link | January 19, 2016
Bad news, folks. According to a recently released report, there is a "crisis in American civic education." And there's proof to back it up.
Last summer, the American Council of Trustees and Alumni surveyed 1,000 adults on their knowledge of American civics. Participants were asked a number of multiple-choice questions, and their answers were listed in two categories: college graduates and total population. Questions ranged from describing the Bill of Rights to picking the name of a U.S. Supreme Court Justice.
It appears the latter question stumped some people. Nearly 10 percent of college graduates picked Judith Sheindlin as a member of the Supreme Court. That's at least better than the more than 13 percent of the total population who chose her name.