The study was conducted by the University of Connecticut's department of public policy and the nonprofit education organization Intercollegiate Studies Institute. Researchers sampled 14,000 students at 50 schools, large and small...
Seniors at UC Berkeley, the nation's premier public university, got an F in their basic knowledge of American history, government and politics in a new national survey, while students at Stanford University didn't do much better, getting a D.
Go read more about these so-called elite universities, and the results of this study, in the San Francisco Chron.
Update, 9/29/06: Erin has more detail and commentary at her site.