AUSTIN, TX - Texas high school students may be required to pass a U.S. citizenship test in order to graduate. On Thursday, the House Public Education Committee approved “House Bill 1776”, which would replace a U.S. history course that students take at the end of a semester with a test that immigrants take to get their U.S. citizenship. “The content of the United States citizenship exam is content that every U.S. citizen needs to know,” Joni Rodela, a Social Studies teacher at Lubbock ISD said.
Texas bill would require students to pass citizenship test to graduate Anna Wiernicki/Nexstar Published: May 5, 2017, 5:50 pm Updated: May 5, 2017, 5:51 pm The U.S. Naturalization pilot test is used at the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization offices in San Antonio, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007.
AUSTIN, Texas (Local 2/FOX24) - On Wednesday, dozens of ministers and faith leaders gathered outside the Texas House chamber to sing and pray for equality for all Texans. The group also delivered letters signed by hundreds of faith leaders across the state, asking lawmakers to oppose the nearly two dozen active bills they say discriminates against the LGBT community in Texas. “We are representing a different voice that stands up for a God who does not discriminate,” Rev.