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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sorry the 'site & e-mail are NOT high-lighted for use' JB
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
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.