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Civics Education Legislation Passes House

March 18th, 2010 by flanews

Two out of every five Florida adults cant name the three branches of government and more than half cant name one of their US Senators.

Thousands in Florida apparently dont know the difference between their state representative and US congressman. Representative Lake Ray has received all kinds of phone calls.

Whats very interesting in talking with a lot of people who call my office; they dont whether Im a state official, whether Im a federal official, or even a local official. I served on the city council and sometimes I would have people who call me up and say Congressman, said Ray.

A bill requiring Civics to be taught at every grade level and tested in middle school passed the State House unanimously. On that note, a quick civics lesson for you. Next, the bill will go to the Senate; If passed there, and if then the governor signs off on it, the bill becomes a law.

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