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Why civics literacy matters
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Should Tennessee students have to pass a civics test in order to graduate from high school?House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick, R-Chattanooga, thinks so. He recently introduced House Bill 10, to be considered during the next Tennessee General Assembly, which convenes this Tuesday.I agree with Rep. McCormick’s civics bill, in principle, but differ with him on some of the details. For starters, if civics literacy is important enough to be a requirement for graduation from high school, why set the bar for passing the civics test so low?