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HeadLocke 040: Most North Carolinians fail basic history citizenship test

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HeadLocke 040: Most North Carolinians fail basic history citizenship test

 
 
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Only 39 percent of N.C. residents earn a passing grade on history questions linked to the U.S. citizenship test. That low passage rate ranks near the national average. The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation points to those numbers as it pursues new ways of teaching American history. Mitch Kokai and John Locke Foundation President and CEO Kory Swanson discuss the situation with the Wilson foundation’s Patrick Riccards.

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