The Kansas attorney general says he’d like schools in the state to give students the naturalization test that’s required of people seeking to become U.S. citizens.
Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Tuesday in a release that he has asked the State Board of Education to integrate the naturalization test into civics education in Kansas schools. Schmidt says citizenship isn’t always “fully understood or appreciated” by people who get citizenship automatically.
Schmidt says schools should be encouraged to administer the naturalization test as a tool to promote civic learning and encourage exchanges between students and Kansas civic leaders.
He says the test includes questions in history and government that are basic to any understanding of the nation’s principles and how U.S. government works.