Friday, January 30, 2015

North Dakota becomes 2nd state to require civics test for high school grads

Leave it to the red states to demand that its high school graduates know something about the government and nation they live in.

From the Bismarck Tribune:
HB1087 would require North Dakota students to pass the U.S. citizenship test to graduate high school.

Students that graduate in 2017 would need to get at least 60 questions on the 100-question test correct; for subsequent classes, the requirement would be 70 questions.

The bill passed the House by an 85-1 vote and the Senate by a 43-4 margin.

HB1087 came as part of a national movement called the Civics Education Initiative. The group’s goal is to have each state pass a similar bill by Sept. 17, 2017, the 230th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution.
Earlier Arizona enacted a similar law.

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