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Lawmaker Wants College Civics Test

by Associated Press

A Missouri lawmaker is pushing a bill that would require college students to pass a civics test before they’re issued a diploma.

Republican Rep. Dean Dohrman introduced the bill to ensure Missouri’s college graduates understand U.S. civics, citizens’ rights and how the federal government functions, the Springfield News-Leader reported .

“I hope to accomplish better civic education at the higher education level,” Dohrman said. “It’s always good for us to learn more about our government.”

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