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Monday, January 26, 2015

Take the civics test high school seniors in MI and TX may have to pass

Lawmakers in Michigan and Texas want their states to join Arizona and require high school seniors to pass a written civics test before they can graduate.

The questions would be drawn from the same test legal immigrants must take before they can become U.S. citizens.

Some of the material is comparatively easy for anyone who's seen Saturday Night Live – 'What is the name of the President of the United States?' – while others could be tricky for 18-year-olds who get their news from Facebook.

For instance: 'In what year was the U.S. Constitution written?' Hint: It's not 1776.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The high school test should be even more demanding, thank you, and supported by a curriculum that prepares students to actually understand how government works.

Those who do not have a clue will remain witless, ignorant slaves to government, as it inserts itself into every facet of life, even life itself.