Posted: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 10:19 am | Updated: 11:21 am, Wed Apr 27, 2016.
The Minnesota House on Monday approved legislation Rep. Dean Urdahl, R-Acton Township, authored to increase civics education in Minnesota.
“I spent decades teaching government in the classroom and there is what I view to be a crisis of civics knowledge in Minnesota,” Urdahl said. “The legislation I have authored is designed to increase awareness of who we are as a nation and how we got where we are today.”
A provision was added to indicate failure to pass this test cannot prevent a student from graduating.