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Kansas lawmakers OK bill mandating civics test for students


March 31, 2021

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Legislature has passed a Republican-backed bill that would require graduating high school students to have passed a civics test with questions such as, “What is one way Americans can serve their country?”

The GOP-controlled Senate on Wednesday voted 24-15 for the bill and sent it to Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly. The Republican-controlled House narrowly approved it in early March.

The measure would require public and private school students to pass a test or series of tests consisting of 60 randomly selected questions from the U.S. citizenship test. The...

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