Math requirement increase proposed for California high schoolers

September 24, 2019 | Golden Gate Xpress

High school students may need to take an extra year of math coursework to qualify for admission into California State Universities. The proposal will be formally introduced to the Board of Trustees on Sept. 24, and could go into effect in 2026.

CSU originally introduced the proposal in 2016 to increase the existing career and technology education requirement by one class, requiring students to take another math, science or computer class.

CSU will invest $10 million to prepare teachers who teach in science, technology, engineering and math related courses. Critics have said that this proposal will affect low-income students of color.

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