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Passed House amended (10/01/2002)

Recognizes the importance of teaching U.S. history and civics in elementary and secondary schools.

Expresses concern regarding the lack of basic understanding of U.S. history among U.S. students at all levels.

Supports efforts to promote education in U.S. history and to ensure U.S. students graduate from high school with a significant understanding of U.S. history and civics.