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Civics Education Bill

January 27, 2015 by Tom Kennedy

The John Marshall Foundation applauds the state of Arizona for passing the first law in the nation requiring high school students to pass a civics exam before graduation. “Requiring all students to take and pass a civics exam is not a perfect solution to the problem of low awareness of how our country and government work, but it is a step in the right direction.” said Cheryl Ragsdale, Chair of the John Marshall Foundation Education Committee. “Today students don’t know enough about basic government to grow into effective citizens. That deficiency digs at the very foundation of our democracy.”


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