States Debating Citizenship Test for High School Graduation

Posted on Dec 08, 2014

Pending legislation in North Dakota would require high school seniors, beginning in 2016, to pass a 100-question civics test to graduate.

It was North Dakota’s first lady Betsey Dalrymple, along with educators and lawmakers, who unveiled the bill, which will be considered when lawmakers reconvene in January, writes James McPherson of the Associated Press.  Immigrants who are applying for US citizenship must answer six out of 10 questions which are pulled from the citizenship exam and are asked verbally.