Legislative Committee Considering Changing High School Requirements in Michgian

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Great Lakes Radio News UpdateMARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News)A legislative committee in Lansing is considering a measure that would loosen current requirements in the state’s curriculum mandates.

The legislation would eliminate the requirement of two credits in a foreign language, and would specify that the Algebra II requirement could be taken care of by instead completing a “career and tech education.

Supporters of the bills say they give options to certain students, but also allows them to pursue skilled trades and vocational education that count toward a high school diploma.

But Michigan School Superintendent Mike Flanagan has raised concerns about the legislation, saying that changing the Michigan Merit Curriculum is not the right way to solve problems faced by certain high school students who are looking for more opportunities for their future. He says if schools want to offer more career and technical education for students, they can add those courses to the existing Mer0it Curriculum.

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