OK bill would require high schoolers pass citizenship test to graduate

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Students in Oklahoma may soon have to pass a naturalization test to graduate from high school.

It’s part of Oklahoma House Bill 2030 and would require students pass the civics portion of the test before they can earn a high school diploma. According to House Speaker Terry O’Donnell, the test would be exactly what is required of someone from another country seeking citizenship. 14 other states have adopted similar legislation.

The measure passed the state House. If it passes in the state Senate and gets signed into law by the governor, the legislation would take effect at the beginning of 2022-2023 school year.

According to a 2018 Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation Survey, nearly two-thirds of Americans can’t pass the citizenship test.

Read the full bill below:

H.B. 2030