- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 19, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Legislature’s budget committee wants to require Wisconsin high school students to pass the civics portion of the U.S. citizenship test to graduate despite misgivings from educators.

The Joint Finance Committee was to vote on making that a requirement on Tuesday. A separate bill had been introduced, but the committee is voting to make it part of the state budget.

The proposal would require students to correctly answer at least 60 of 100 questions on the civics section of the test taken by those seeking U.S. citizenship.

Students would be allowed to retake the test until they pass. The requirement would apply to students at public schools, charter schools and private voucher schools.

The state Department of Public Administration and opposes the requirement as being unnecessary.

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