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Hanover students, teacher renew push for Constitution bucks

• Times Dispatch
After battling for 15 years to convince Congress that a shortened version of the U.S. Constitution should be printed on the back of $1 bills, a Hanover County middle school teacher took the fight to a new battleground on Tuesday: YouTube. Randy Wright, an eighth-grade civics teacher at Liberty Middle School, first presented the idea to Congress in 1998. Armed with scores of students who’ve memorized the abbreviated Constitution and lobbied Congress to have it printed on $1 bills, Wright has earned national media attention and the backing of more than 100 members of Congress in recent years. The proposed Liberty Dollar Bill Act was not introduced by the most recent Congress, and got too few votes in previous years. But Wright is hoping to bring the issue back to the forefront with a video, to be posted on YouTube, in which about 30 students recite the abridged version of the Constitution in unison. “We want to make a video that goes viral. I don’t know how to do that, but these kids