To some, the observance of Presidents' Day in the United States goes very much unnoticed. Local newspapers splash ads of “President’s Day Sales!” and many get the day off from work. But have you ever stopped to think about this important day of recognition?
Presidents' Day is intended to honor all the American presidents, but most significantly George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.
According to the Washington Post, the most recent results of students' performance on civics exams on the National Assessment of Educational Progress, sometimes called the nation’s report card, revealed a continuing lack of knowledge about the nation’s past: On the 2010 test, only 2 percent of fourth-graders, 1 percent of eighth-graders and 4 percent of 12th-graders performed at the advanced level, which represents superior performance.
See how well you can do on the Presidents’ Day quiz. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...40NR_blog.html
I end up with 70%