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A lawmaker from Missouri proposed that you won’t have a degree without passing the Citizenship test.   This is a CRAZY idea, right?

Missouri State Rep. Dean Dohrman, a Republican, “introduced House Bill 1528 to ensure that the state’s public and private colleges are turning out graduates who understand American civics, citizens’ rights and how the federal government works,” according to News-Leader.com

Why It’s Good?

  • 1.To Understand how the U.S. government operates,
  • 2.To learn civil education in college, and
  • 3.To be familiar with the test for becoming a U.S. citizen. (Read more on How to Become a U.S. Citizen)

Why It’s Bad?

  • 1. Create more problems and pressure for college students to deal with before graduation
  • 2. May discourage students to attend public or private colleges in Missouri
  • 3. May worsen the decline of international students even further
  • 4. Impact the sustainability of higher education in Missouri
  • 5. Deal with two financial issues: short of tuition income from students when the budget for education has been cut by the government

What’s the Proposal?

Private and public college students who work on associate’s or bachelor’s degrees will have to pass the Missouri Higher Education Civics Achievement Examination with C (70 percent) or better to graduate.   This proposed regulation does not apply to the students studying at private trade schools.

What Will Be on the Test?

The proposed exam must have 50 to 100 questions and would be similar to the test given to those applying for U.S. citizenship.  Click HERE to view the 100 Questions and Answers with MP3 Audio (English version), provided by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

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