A Divided Generation
I have to wonder if a standardized test might have been a good idea back in the boomer college days. I suppose the problem would have been the same as it remains today. There is a quiz linked here
that demonstrates the differences in thought between boomers and non-boomers, however, the article also discusses ideological differences between boomers.
When I took the quiz, there had only been 17 responses but I expect the results will be interesting after more participation.
And now, the leading edge of the baby boom is trying to figure out the politics of the remainder of their lives. "We're facing a kind of final exam," says Nancy Bekavac, a Yale Law School classmate of Clinton's and, since 1990, the president of Scripps College in California. "I'm not sure we really want to take it."
posted by Cyndy
...if the boomers were watching their history closely, they weren't always learning its lessons. Look at the grade transcript. Steeped in the failures of the Vietnam War, the boomers nevertheless produced a president who has led the country into what many regard as another Vietnam-like quagmire. The first generation to make the environment a political cause, the boomers also hoarded every SUV and electronic gadget they could get their hands on.