(NJ.com) — High school students who snoozed through civics class may want to start cracking the books if one New Jersey lawmaker gets his way.
Assemblyman Troy Singleton (D-Burlington) plans to introduce a bill that would allow school districts to require seniors to pass for graduation the same 10-question civics test taken by applicants for U.S. citizenship.
Just like on the immigration test, students would need to correctly answer six of the 10 questions, which U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services chooses from a list of 100.
Advertisement - story continues below
“I think so many folks in our country have fought and died for us to have these freedoms and understand everything it is to be an American,” Singleton said. “And I think from our perspective ensuring that our children have a deeper understanding of that as they move on and matriculate through high school is important.”