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FSBA wants flexibility for Florida's new graduation requirements



In its legislative platform for 2011, adopted last week, the Florida School Boards Association mostly asks for what you'd expect: More money. More local control. No more unfunded mandates. But then there's this plank, which takes aim at the new math and science graduation requirements that lawmakers passed in the spring:

"Revise high school graduation requirements to accomodate students who wish to pursue a college ready curriculum and those who wish to pursue a career ready curriculum, and amend the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards to allow Career and Professional Education Academies the flexibility to implement applied math and science courses."

Is the push on to water down the new requirements (FSBA isn't the only entity with concerns)? Or does it make sense to have different requirements for students on different tracks?


[Last modified: Wednesday, October 20, 2010 9:18am]


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