Republican lawmaker introduces bill that would require students pass civics test to graduate

MADISON (AP) — A Republican lawmaker has introduced a bill that would require students to pass the civics test prospective U.S. citizens face to graduate from high school or earn an equivalency diploma.

Rep. James Edming's bill calls for students to correctly answer at least 60 of 100 questions on the civics test that's given to people seeking U.S. citizenship. The requirement would apply to students at public, choice and charter schools.

Edming wrote in a memo seeking co-sponsors that he believes Wisconsin high schools should instill responsibilities of citizenship and his bill will help ensure students understand U.S. government.

The Assembly's state affairs committee is set to hold a public hearing on the measure Wednesday.