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    This is one of the first actions taken that I am aware where a state's government is taking unprecedented action in addressing one of our nation's REAL ISSUES; Ignorant Voters!!!..... I wish ALL states would follow this lead Of course, it will probably be "struck down" in our liberal courts as discriminatory

    North Dakota unveils proposal requiring high school students to pass U.S. citizenship test to graduate


    How many amendments does the U.S. Constitution have? What were the original 13 states?
    High school students in North Dakota may have to answer these questions under a proposal being discussed in the state legislature — they would have to take the same test that immigrants must pass to become a U.S. citizen.

    North Dakota's first lady Betsy Dalrymple and state School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler unveiled a proposed bipartisan legislation on Monday that would require every high school students to get a passing grade on the civics exam to graduate.

    Initiative spokesman Sam Stone says the goal is to enact similar laws in all states by 2017, when the Constitution turns 230 years old.
    He says that eight states, including the Dakotas, are supporting the idea so far.
    Backers say the goal is for North Dakota high school students to learn more about how American government works before they graduate.


    North Dakota is among seven states mulling similar bills. Arizona, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Utah are also considering requiring students to pass the civics test before receiving a high school diploma or general equivalency degree.

    "Every single student in Arizona and across the United States of America should have basic knowledge and understanding of American government," Montenegro said during a news conference, according to azcentral.com . "Civics is just common sense."

    The proposal is backed by the Arizona-based Joe Foss Institute. Foss is a former South Dakota governor and won the Congressional Medal of Honor during WWII. He died in 2003.



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    Sweet!!! I'll have to get in touch with my state rep and encourage their support! Thanks for the heads up! Haven't seen this in the local news.
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    Hello, I am not an American, but I think this is a good idea. I am in Canada, and I encounter people all the time who are unbelievably uninformed and/or just plain stupid. They have no idea even where in the world they live, never mind what goes on. What knowledge they claim to have comes from some shit they saw on facebook, or twitter,or some other silliness on the internet.

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    We had to take a required government class to graduate when I was in high school. Is that not taught anymore?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjc View Post
    We had to take a required government class to graduate when I was in high school. Is that not taught anymore?

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    Unfortunately, In order to make room for other curriculum, I believe "civics" has been dropped from the majority of the scholastic agendas........besides, what is more important, teaching our future leaders "how and why" we became a nation or teaching our 4th graders how to put a condom on a banana
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    Quote Originally Posted by SNiC View Post

    North Dakota unveils proposal requiring high school students to pass U.S. citizenship test to graduate



    North Dakota is among seven states mulling similar bills. Arizona, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Utah are also considering requiring students to pass the civics test before receiving a high school diploma or general equivalency degree.
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    Missouri already had this when I went to school. You have to get a 40% or 60% to pass.

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