- Associated Press - Friday, February 6, 2015

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A House committee has rejected a bill that would have required high school students to pass a civics proficiency exam to graduate.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports (https://bit.ly/1tiydcJ ) the House Education Committee voted 6-3 Friday to defeat the bill. Several lawmakers on the committee said they support emphasizing U.S. government and civics issues in classes, but they object to the state creating another mandate for school districts.

The proposal would have required students to take the same exam used for U.S. citizenship tests. Students would have had to correctly answer 60 of the 100 questions to pass.

Lawmakers on the committee said a high-stakes standardized exam is not likely the best way to motivate students to get interested in civics.

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Information from: Wyoming Tribune Eagle, https://www.wyomingnews.com


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