Senate passes bill requiring civics exam for students

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SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah State Senate has passed a bill that requires high school students to pass a civics exam before graduating.

Senate Bill 60 passed with considerable debate from lawmakers, some of whom objected to it being overly burdensome for teachers and students. Others complained about how many questions students must answer to pass.

The exam would be similar to those offered to immigrants seeking to become American citizens. The bill passed on a 20-8 vote and now goes on to the House for consideration.

1 Comment

  • bob

    I’d love to know the party affiliation of the “overly burdensome” idiot.

    The day it becomes “overly burdensome” to teach about the basic foundations of our country we’re in deep trouble.

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