The following story from NPR.ORG talks about the lack of ability for the youth to critically think. However, it should be stressed, it is not just the youth that suffer from this, the generation before them taught them to put belief and faith ahead of critical thinking and skepticism.
The original NPR story with more working links, multimedia and a great podcast by Sam Wineburg can be found here at this link on the NPR.ORG website.
If the children are the future, the future might be very ill-informed.
That's one implication of a new study from Stanford researchers that evaluated students' ability to assess information sources and described the results as "dismaying," "bleak" and "[a] threat to democracy."