STATEHOUSE (April 2, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Dennis Kruse (R-Auburn) that would require Indiana public high schools to administer a civics test to students as part of the required high school curriculum today passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 93 to 3.
Senate Bill 132 would require each Indiana public high school to administer an exam to students in their U.S. government class that consists of material identical to the U.S. Civics Test given to those seeking U.S. citizenship.
“Studies show that people in our country do not know basic civics, which is why we need measures in place to guarantee our students are retaining this information in school,” Kruse said. “If we’re requiring those seeking citizenship in the U.S. to know this material, we need to ensure our students know the same information, and I believe this exam would help resolve this issue.”
SB 132 will now return to the Senate for consideration.
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