Other education changes on the horizon

The Miami Herald is reporting other changes could await Gov. Crist’s signature:

More advanced classes for high school graduation: “Students will have to take geometry, Algebra II, biology, chemistry or physics plus one equally rigorous science course in order to graduate. The number of credits — four in math, three in science — remains the same, but only Algebra I is now a specific requirement. High school math and science FCATs would be eliminated, replaced with end-of-course exams in algebra, geometry and biology.”

Expanding the state’s voucher program for low-income kids so private schools could eventually collect as much as 80 percent of the per-student money given to public schools by the state. The program gives companies a tax credit if they award scholarships for approved private schools.

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