Ignorance of politics

1st April 2005 at 01:00
Pupils are less knowledgeable about politics and the law than they were in 2002, according to a survey published this week.The gaps in knowledge are particularly wide among 14 and 15-year-olds.

The National Foundation for Educational Research survey of 6,400 pupils also found politics and law are taught less than other topics in citizenship.

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