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ALERT: Our Nation’s Founding is Worth Knowing

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Indiana State House Update

On Wednesday morning, the Indiana House Education Committee will hold a hearing on Senate Bill 132, which requires Indiana high school students to take the same basic civics test that we require of all new citizens.   This bill is not burdensome to schools, and it is not a partisan test.

What SB 132 does is reinforce the reality that if something is not tested, it … Read More

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1-in-3 pass ‘US Citizenship test,’ just 19% for Americans 45 and younger

1-in-3 pass ‘US Citizenship test,’ just 19% for Americans 45 and younger

By Paul Bedard – Just a third of Americans can pass a multiple choice “U.S. Citizenship Test,” fumbling over such simple questions as the cause of the Cold War or naming just one thing Benjamin Franklin is famous for.

And of Americans 45 and younger, the passing rate is a tiny 19 percent, according to a survey done for the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.

Worse: The actual test only … Read More

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