Necessary education in today’s world: House, Senate bills show troubling trend with our youth

March 14th, 2017|

While charter schools are the hot educational topic in Frankfort for most these days, two bills from local legislators moving toward Governor Matt Bevin’s desk show us potentially more distressing issues. House Bill 454, which is sponsored by Rep. Jonathan Shell, and Senate Bill 159, which is sponsored by Sen. Jared Carpenter, have each passed [...]

Arkansas becomes the newest state to require a civics test for high school graduation!

March 14th, 2017|

Arkansas recently joined several other states in requiring graduating high schoolers to pass citizenship tests. New laws require all high-schoolers in Arkansas to pass the same test as immigrants seeking citizenship. At least fifteen other states require high school students to pass the civics section of the naturalization exam for immigrants. Students must pass a [...]

Students share reactions about possible civics test

March 14th, 2017|

“I think it would be a great guideline for us in the future…” Alabama comes one step closer to requiring a civics test for high school graduation. DOTHAN, Al (WTVY) - An Alabama Senate Committee recently passed a bill that requires high schoolers to pass a civics test before graduating. The principles of American democracy, [...]

RI Students Gets Civics Lessons

March 6th, 2017|