Fox Hosts Agree: Requiring “A Test Before You Vote” Would Be “Great”

From the December 3 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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STEVE DOOCY (co-host): We have talked many times about the state of education in this country. Let's face it -- kids graduate from high school, and they don't know squat. So there is at least one state that is suggesting if you want to pass and graduate from high school, you've got to pass the same 100-question test that we apply to immigrants who want to become American citizens.

ELISABETH HASSELBECK (co-host): Yeah. Students would actually get a certificate that would be printed out and this proposal saying, Yes, you passed. You may graduate because you understand civics here.


BRIAN KILMEADE (co-host): I just don't understand how you can come up as an educator and ask yourself, Well, if we have to de-emphasize American history a little bit. So many people who are intelligent get straight A's. You ask the most basic thing about American history, like who was fighting in the Civil War, they don't know.

DOOCY: But Brian, these questions are even more basic than that. For instance, here is one of the typical questions. What ocean is on the west coast of the United States? Who signs bills to become laws?

HASSELBECK: Well, is this test multiple choice? That's what everyone's asking here. And when do we celebrate Independence Day?

DOOCY: Listen. Not only -- okay, you've got to answer those questions correctly to become a citizen of the United States. I think not only would it be great if high school students had to have a proficiency in America, but I think they should have a test before you vote.

KILMEADE: That'd be great.


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