Senator Cwodzinski and Former State Supreme Court Justice Testify in Support of Civics Graduation Requirement Bill

ST. PAUL, Minn. – On Wednesday, the Education Policy Committee heard legislation to require a course in civics for high school students. Education Policy Committee Chair Senator Steve Cwodzinski (DFL-Eden Prairie) is chief author of the bipartisan bill (SF 618), which amends high school graduation requirements to include one credit of civics study for Minnesotan high schoolers in 11th or 12th grade. Senator Cwodzinski testified in support of the bill alongside a student from Eden Prairie High School, where Senator Cwodzinski once taught civics; and the Hon. Justice Paul Anderson, who has served as chief judge of the Minnesota Court of Appeals and associate justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court.