Bill Information Edit
Senate Bill 192
Title: AN ACT relating to civics education in public schools
Sponsor: Jared Carpenter
Date Introduced: February 17, 2016
Final Resolution: Died in House Education Committee.
What Does It Do? Edit
Requires all public high school students to pass a civics test in order to receive a diploma. The Kentucky Department of Education will compose the examination with 100 questions with a minimum passing score of a 60%.
A student will have the opportunity to take the test as many times as necessary in order to pass the examination and graduate from high school.
What Are the Politics? Edit
Potentially could enhance students responsibilities as a federal, state, and local citizen
A student can take the exam as many times as possible until he/she passes
Could be controversial if students do not pass and are unable to graduate
An additional civics course may be necessary if many students struggles to pass the civics examination
If a student has a difficult time passing the examination and is required to take it multiple times he/she may be singled out be their peers and consequently bullied
Costly/Difficult to implement, and arguably unnecessary
Possibly will create bureaucratic problems within the Department of Education especially in determining what constitutes a fair test question
Major Changes During Process Edit
No amendments to this bill