Indiana lawmakers tone down citizenship requirements for students

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Indiana lawmakers tone down citizenship requirements for students

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – High school students in Indiana will still take a civics class and citizenship test, but they won’t need to pass the test in order to graduate.

The Indiana House’s education committee last week stripped-out part of a proposal that would have required students to pass a citizenship test in order to get a diploma.

Local schools instead say it’d be better to offer the same citizenship test that new citizens take during already-required civics classes.

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