Arizona Becomes 1st State to Require Civics Test for High School Graduation

On Thursday, January 15, Arizona governor, Doug Ducey, signed a bill requiring all high school students to pass a US civics test before graduation.  The class of 2017 will be the first to have to meet the new requirement.

According to The Arizona Republic:

“The bill sailed through the Arizona Legislature’s committees Thursday morning, was approved by both houses Thursday afternoon and was signed by Ducey Thursday evening.

“The American Civics Act will require students to pass 60 of the 100 questions on the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization civics test. They can first take the test in eighth grade, and can retake it until they pass.”

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