Welcome, Guest

 or  Register
NewsFeed

CITIZENSHIP TEST to be Prerequisite for School Graduation
#1
I think Kentucky is requiring this already. In order to graduate high school, students must pass the same citizenship test required for immigrants.

I guess their gonna have to change the test content. Eyeroll

"INDIANAPOLIS — Fearful that "kids today" don't understand American government like they used to, the Senate Education Committee is considering requiring all Indiana high school students to pass the U.S. citizenship exam typically administered to immigrants.

Senate Bill 132, sponsored by state Sen. Dennis Kruse, R-Auburn, would prohibit a student from earning a high school diploma at any public, charter or private school unless the student correctly answers at least 60 of the 100 citizenship exam questions, regardless of whether the student has satisfied all other graduation requirements.

"We have a deficiency in government and civics knowledge in America today, and I think it's getting worse," Kruse said.

"This test is a fair judgment, I think, of what somebody should know to become a United States citizen, and I think somebody who is a citizen, and goes through our school system, also ought to know this information."

Hoosiers students already must earn passing grades in two semesters of U.S. history, and one semester of U.S. government, in order to receive a high school diploma."

http://kokomoperspective.com/politics/in...09569.html
"My Mind, a Field of Battles, Struggles for Peace in a Tight Place."
Reply Share
#2
About time. Not long ago I was telling a young neighbor how much I detested Civics class in high school. His look was beyond blank, didn't know what I was talking about. I may have hated it, but at least I had a very modest understanding about how government works - or fails to work.
oldcynic, sybdragon  likes this!
Reply Share
#3
(01-12-2019, 11:58 AM)Kamchatka Wrote: About time. Not long ago I was telling a young neighbor how much I detested Civics class in high school. His look was beyond blank, didn't know what I was talking about. I may have hated it, but at least I had a very modest understanding about how government works - or fails to work.

I think old Mrs Hess, my humanities and civics teacher was a conservative republican. But that was 1966. Chuckle
"My Mind, a Field of Battles, Struggles for Peace in a Tight Place."
sybdragon  likes this!
Reply Share
#4
That could avoid members of Congress thinking there's 3 chambers of government and missing all three
oldcynic, sybdragon  likes this!
Reply Share
#5
(01-12-2019, 12:15 PM)FlyoverCountry Wrote: That could avoid members of Congress thinking there's 3 chambers of government and missing all three

Perhaps the realization that members of Congress are under OUR employ, NOT the other way around, can be considered by the uninformed. Eyeroll
"My Mind, a Field of Battles, Struggles for Peace in a Tight Place."
Reply Share

Post Thread  Back To Forum
[-]
Quick Reply
Message
Type your reply to this message here.

Please select the number: 7
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10