Committee Considering Legislation on Changing MI High School Curriculum

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Great Lakes Radio News UpdateMARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News)A State House committee today is considering legislation that changes the requirements under Michigan’s Merit Curriculum law.

The current law mandates classes such as Algebra II and a Foreign language. Some lawmakers, and some local school district leaders, say the current law is too inflexible for those who wish to enter a vocational education, or who wish to enter the workplace after graduation from high school.

One critic said today there should be more education that aims at the student “who works more with their hands than from their seats.”

Others, such as State School Superintendent Mike Flanagan, along with the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, say restrictions should not be eased on the current Merit Curriculum.

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