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Bennett's Report Card

September 17, 1986

"Two-thirds of American high-school juniors surveyed recently did not know that the Civil War was fought sometime between 1850 and 1900. One-third could not point to Great Britain, West Germany or France on a map. And one-half had never heard the names Winston Churchill and Josef Stalin. . . ."

"Remember, these are 17-year-olds--one year short of voting age."

Thanks to these quotes from the article by Secretary Bennett, after all these years, we finally know why Ronald Reagan got elected.

PAUL V. CROWN

Oxnard

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