This The Miami Herald story is on the new citizenship exam that is to go into effect two years from now; they will start using it in a limited way by October. "The intent is not to make the civics portion harder, but more meaningful, said Eduardo Aguirre, director of the Department of Homeland Securitys Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services.
With the memorization process, typically what happens to folks is a few weeks later, you forget, Aguirre said in a recent telephone interview. I want them to know more than just the three colors of the flag. I want them to know, `What does the flag mean?"