Skip Navigation

Close and don't show again.

Your browser is out of date.

You may not get the full experience here on National Journal.

Please upgrade your browser to any of the following supported browsers:

At What Grade Level Does Congress Speak?--PICTURES At What Grade Level Does Congress Speak?--PICTURES

NEXT :
This ad will end in seconds
 
Close X

Want access to this content? Learn More »

Forget Your Password?

Don't have an account? Register »

Reveal Navigation
 

 

Politics / CONGRESS

At What Grade Level Does Congress Speak?--PICTURES

May 22, 2012

The Sunlight Foundation's new report is making waves, as it shows that on average, members of Congress speak at the level of a high school sophomore. We take a look at the highest and lowest scorers of the 112th Congress. As a whole, elected officials have dropped a full grade level since 2005.

CORRECTION: The original version of this slideshow gave the incorrect state for Rep. Mike Crapo. He represents Idaho.

Rep. Dan Lungren, R-Calif.Grade Level: 20 (graduate-level)(Courtesey of the office of Dan Lungren)

Rep. Jim Gerlach, R-Pa.Grade Level: 15.7 (college-level)(AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Rep. Daniel Akaka, D-HawaiiGrade Level: 15 (college-level)(Liz Lynch)

 

Rep. John Mica, R-Fla.Grade Level: 14.8 (college-level)(Lawrence Jackson/AP)

Rep. Mike Crapo, R-Id.Grade Level: 14.5 (college-level)(Matt Cilley/AP)

Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, R-Md.Grade Level: 7.8 (middle-school level)(Haraz N. Ghanbari/AP)

 

Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo.Grade Level: 7.7 (middle-school level)(Jeff Roberson/AP)

Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn.Grade Level: 7.4 (middle-school level)(Jose Luis Magana/AP)

Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga.Grade Level: 7 (middle-school level)(Lawrence Jackson LAWRENCE JACKSON/AP)

 

Rep. Connie Mack, R-Fla.Grade Level: 6.7 (middle-school level)(Steve Cannon/AP)

Job Board
Search Jobs
Product Review Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | CA
Web Content Administrator
American Society of Civil Engineers | Englewood, CO
Customer Service RepresentatIve
American Society of Civil Engineers | Englewood, CO
Mechanical Engineering Intern
American Society of Civil Engineers | Rochester Hills, MI
Turbomachinery Engineering Internship
American Society of Civil Engineers | Burlington, MA
Civil Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | VA
Operations Manager and Chief of Staff
American Society of Civil Engineers | Washington
Certification Evaluator III - Civil Engineering Technology
American Society of Civil Engineers | Alexandria, VA
Certification Evaluator III - Civil Engineering Technology
American Society of Civil Engineers | Alexandria, VA
Certification Administration Associate
American Society of Civil Engineers | Alexandria, VA
Certification Evaluator III - Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Technology
American Society of Civil Engineers | Alexandria, VA
Certification Program Development Manager
American Society of Civil Engineers | Alexandria, VA
Certification Test Editor
American Society of Civil Engineers | Alexandria, VA
Engineering Intern
American Society of Civil Engineers | Hinsdale, IL
Certification Evaluator III - Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Technology
American Society of Civil Engineers | Alexandria, VA
 
Comments
comments powered by Disqus