I absolutely agree with the bill recently passed by both houses of the Oregon legislature to require a civics class of future graduates of Oregon high schools. I hope the governor signs it.
It would be very interesting to know how well our legislators would do on the test that previous students scored so poorly on that prompted the lawmakers to so enthusiastically in a rare bipartisan vote.
Even better would be to require all state legislators, both those currently sitting and those to be elected in the future, to take the course they want high school students to take and pass. Certainly the last year has enabled schools to perfect the art of teaching on line, so legislators could take the course in that mode without unduly limiting their ability to take care of the very important job to which we have elected them.
One only needs to follow the news coming from Salem to know that a better knowledge of what is likely to be included in such a course would benefit most of our lawmakers.