June 10, 2012

Algebra 2, Foreign Language Would Be Dropped from Michigan Graduation Requirements under House Bill

From http://www.mlive.com/education/index.ssf/2012/05/algebra_2_foreign_language_wou.html

Algebra 2, foreign language would be dropped from Michigan graduation requirements under bill debated in House committee
by Dave Murray
May 30, 2012

A bill from State Rep. Edward McBroom, R-Vulcan, would eliminate the requirement for algebra 2 and a foreign language, replacing them with opportunities for career-technical education, technical math, and work-study programs.

His bill reduces some of the requirements in the standard curriculum, and provides opportunities for career-technical education, technical math, work study programs.

“I’ve been watching students who would love to study, whether it’s auto mechanics, building trades, nursing – so many other options,” he said. “And yet they are being forced into classes that would take them to another route than then are actually interested in, they don’t have the time and the flexibility in their schedules.”

Read the full article at http://www.mlive.com/education/index.ssf/2012/05/algebra_2_foreign_language_wou.html

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