Good news for students with an aversion to algebra, Michigan lawmakers have approved a change that could soon give high school grads some math alternatives.
A Michigan House panel has approved legislation that would mean students would not have to take algebra II as a graduation requirement if they take a career and technical education class. Those classes would still be required to include some algebra II content. And if the idea of a foreign language has a student stumped others could also opt out of that requirement.
Lawmakers originally proposed that students be able to replace algebra II with statistics or other career and technical education classes. The original bills also completely removed foreign language requirements.
Republican Rep. Ed McBroom of Vulcan says the changed legislation shows the importance of foreign languages while still allowing some curriculum flexibility.
The bills now head to the House floor.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.