New Hampshire governor vetoes college civics exam proposal

Sununu said the Republican-backed bill was unnecessary given that in-state students already take a civics test in high school.

Gov. Chris Sununu has vetoed a proposal that would have required students attending New Hampshire colleges to pass a basic civics exam to graduate.

The proposal would have required students at state colleges and universities to take the 128-question civics exam that’s required for non-U.S. citizens to become naturalized. Students must receive a score of 70 or higher on the exam to graduate. Foreign and exchange students would have been exempt from the requirements.

Supporters of the proposal argued that it would improve students’ knowledge of American history and politics and highlight gaps in knowledge among the state’s college students.

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