Lawmaker Says Students Should Pass Civics Test Before Graduating

Tennessee State Capital

Tennessee State Capital

A state lawmaker thinks high school students should pass a civics test before they are allowed to graduate.
The civics test is the one immigrants must pass before they can become a U.S. citizen.
The bill was filed by House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick who said students should score at least a 60 on that test in order to graduate.
Some other states around the nation have passed similar laws.
Tennessee lawmakers will discuss the bill later this month.