Barrar and House Committees to Consider Adding Civics Education Requirement for High School Graduation
9/22/2016
WHAT: Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware), chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, will hold a joint public hearing with the House Education Committee to consider the effects of amending the Public School Code by added a civics test graduation requirement based on the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services naturalization test.

WHO: Barrar and members of both committees. The following individuals will testify before the committee: Dr. Lucian Spataro, chair of the Civics Education Initiative; Hon. Marjorie Rendell, president of the Rendell Center for Civics and Civic Engagement; Thomas A. Brown, state commander, Veterans of Foreign Wars Department of Pennsylvania; Kit Watson, state adjutant of the American Legion Department of Pennsylvania; Jerry Oleksiak, president of the Pennsylvania State Education Association; Lee Ann Wentzel, superintendent of the Ridley School District, representing the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators; John Callahan, assistant executive director of the Pennsylvania School Boards Association; and Dr. Paul M. Healey, executive director of the Pennsylvania Principals Association.

WHEN: Monday, Sept. 26, at 9:30 a.m.

WHERE: Room G-50, Irvis Office Building, Capitol Complex, Harrisburg.

LIVE WEBSTREAMING: SteveBarrar.com, barring any technical difficulties.

Media contact: Alison Evans, 717.260.6206, aevans@pahousegop.com
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