I love Jay Leno’s “Jaywalking” where he goes on the street and asks people simple questions about the United States. It’s funny, but very sad. Americans can tell you who won American Idol, but don’t have a clue about the history of our great country. This video is about the 4th of July and U.S. history. Do an experiment and ask people under 45 the questions Jay asks. The American education system has failed recent generations of Americans because it has not educated young people. At the end of the segment, Jay asks a grandfather the questions that stumped the other people and he rattles correct and immediate answers to every question. It’s proof that at one time the U.S. education system educated young people about the history of the United States.
More Evidence that the American Education System Gets an F for Not Educating Americans