FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Hoosier lawmakers have joined a growing number of states that want your kid to take another exam. To graduate high school, students would have to pass an exam similar to the naturalization test required for immigrants to become U.S. citizens.

Still a work in progress, the bill will come up for debate during the upcoming legislative session and is being championed by Indiana Senate Education Chairman Dennis Kruse, a Republican of Auburn.

Kruse told The Daily Signal that he’s eager to see Indiana students rise to the same standard as individuals applying for American citizenship.

“I don’t know why our own young people—who are born citizens here, who go through our regular school system—shouldn’t know the same information,” Kruse said.

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I believe this is a great idea but there is a problem I see.Who is going to be teaching these civic classes? the left wing progressive teachers who had taken over our schools.

That was my first thought story T man.

nice point storyTman

also - it was a long time ago, but I remember civics being an elective in my h.s. and choosing not to take it. Social Studies was the mandated 'government'/history class then and was enough 'government' for me.  -- and I have more desire to return to a Lockean context of our founding fed/gov design than most. My influences were mostly cultural and instinctual. High school classes had little to do with it.

civics was required when I went to school. They started edging it out after integration.  Then they started watering down US History. 

This seems logical. But we'll get trouble from liberals you watch ! They want the young stupid and ignorant of any thing but  leftist/socialist/communist BS ! I would look for the Teachers unions moving in to subvert the idea and preach that we stole this land from the native American. Which if you look at history. There is no original or first owner of anything on earth. It's been taken from someone at one time or another. Just look how the map of the world has changed in the last one hundred years !

I read a census that said there were no more than 350 thousand indians when the white Europeans come to this country.  This is a vast land. There was plenty room, but the indians were barbaric.   Americans had to defend themselves.

I was told I had Cherokee indian from my great grandmother.  I had my, and my husband's DNA done.  My husband's family was supposed to have native indian also.   NO "native indian" in either of our reports.  I ask where were the native indians supposed to have come from?  I checked DNA, and name reports.  

This land was NOT taken from the indians. 

The test is available for review on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website.

“It doesn’t look very hard to pass because the questions and answers are right there,” Uselman said.

Stone said districts could offer a multiple-choice test or one like the actual citizenship exam that asks students to fill in the blanks.

“We are definitely encouraging them to do a fill-in-the-blank style test because we feel they will get a lot more out of it that way,” he said.

Students can pass a multiple-choice test more easily by using the process of elimination, Stone said. Requiring that students write in the answers forces them to demonstrate they know the material, he said.

In North Dakota, Republican and Democratic lawmakers have signed onto the bill as co-sponsors.

If passed, the graduation requirement would apply to students in all public and non-public schools in the state, though exceptions may be made for students with disabilities. Students would be able to retake the test until they receive a passing score.

To view the civics portion of the naturalization test, visit www.uscis.gov/citizenship.

Reach Amy R. Sisk at 701-250-8267 or amy.sisk@bismarcktribune.com.

Sorry the 'site & e-mail are NOT high-lighted for use' JB

Remember v for vendetta? They kicked out muslims, gays, liberals, terrorists. We did what we had to do.the same should go for America, along with common core.

More than a good idea, it's a GREAT idea.  I'm sure there is not much being taught.  This will change that for sure.

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The liberal education system has thought our children nothing but

biased garbage!!!!!

Was taught that in the 7th and 8th grade in the '60s.  When and why did that stop?   Communist/liberal infiltration of ignorant teachers.

Perhaps if the Left Wing/Marxists teachers were made to teach the true history of America, they too might come around.  How many of them were fed the lies growing up. I can see this having a number of positive results and any teacher that detracts or denounces the material should be penalized for doing so.  I think we need to dispose of the Teacher's Unions first to accomplish this.

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Pelosi wrote a letter to House Democrats announcing that they will draft a resolution to condemn Trump’s “racist” tweets against progressive Democrats.

“This weekend, the President went beyond his own low standards using disgraceful language about Members of Congress,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi wrote.

“This morning, the President doubled down on his attacks on our four colleagues suggesting they apologize to him,” she added. “Let me be clear, our Caucus will continue to forcefully respond to these disgusting attacks.”

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Lee said she will draft a resolution of condemnation.

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Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee will be drafting a Resolution of Condemnation for the words used by President Trump about four members of the House of Representatives over the weekend.

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So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly......

Donald J. Trump  @realDonaldTrump

So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly......

Donald J. Trump  @realDonaldTrump

....and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run. Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how....

Donald J. Trump  @realDonaldTrump

....and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run. Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how....

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....it is done. These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough. I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!

President Trump’s remarks seemed particularly directed at Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), who is a former Somalian refugee.

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As Members of Congress, the only country we swear an oath to is the United States.

Which is why we are fighting to protect it from the worst, most corrupt and inept president we have ever seen. https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/1150381394234941448 

Donald J. Trump  @realDonaldTrump

So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly......

Ilhan Omar  @IlhanMN

You are stoking white nationalism bc you are angry that people like us are serving in Congress and fighting against your hate-filled agenda.

“America's answer to the intolerant man is diversity, the very diversity which our heritage of religious freedom has inspired.” -RFK

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez claimed Monday that President Trump’s remarks serve as the “hallmark language of white supremacists.”

President Trump tweeted Monday that Democrats need to apologize for the “foul language” and “terrible things they have said”:

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump

When will the Radical Left Congresswomen apologize to our Country, the people of Israel and even to the Office of the President, for the foul language they have used, and the terrible things they have said. So many people are angry at them & their horrible & disgusting actions!

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