New law requires students to pass citizenship test

Mike Seals - April 28, 2021 11:24 pm

by Kevin Severin

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) – On Wednesday, Governor Stitt signed 28 House Bills and 28 Senate Bills into law.

This includes House Bill 2030, which would require high school students to pass the United States’ naturalization test in order to graduate beginning in the 2022-23 school year.

“The vast majority of studies show that both students and adults in our country have an insufficient knowledge of our history and of our government system,” said Rep. O’Donnell. “This is the same test we require of anyone coming to this country and seeking citizenship.”

14 states have adopted legislation that requires high school students to pass the civics portion of the immigration and naturalization test.

HB 2030 would require subject matter standards for history, social studies, and U.S. Government courses in Oklahoma public schools to include the study of important historical documents.

 

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