Give us your poor... Candidates for citizenship in the US must, in part, pass a quiz - a written test - for which they must score a minimum of 60% correct to pass. Statistics show that 96% of citizen candidates pass on their first attempt. How well do our beloved children score on the same test? Well, a study conducted in Oklahoma with 1000 high-school students has not proven so respectable. Yes, 8 years after Bush ushered in his infamous "Leave no child behind" policy, only 3% of those students passed the test. That wasn't a typo - 3%!!!!!!!! The question that received the highest ranking correct answer: Q. What is the name of the ocean on the east coast of the US? Percentage of student answering correctly? 61% 390 of 1000 students in the study did not know the Atlantic Ocean borders the east coast. It gets better (worse?): Q. What is the term of office for a US Senator? Q. How many justices serve on the Supreme Court? Percentage of students correctly answering those two questions? 11% Thank God for immigrants. They're obviously skewing our numbers upward.