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, system of government and rights and responsibilities are taught in our history books, so should it be a ‘big deal’? One Dothan High School student doesn’t seem to think so.

“I do think it would be fair in the long run, because a lot of the lessons you learn in government and economics classes are very beneficial going into adulthood,” said Evan Thompson.

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