Mandatory online courses jettisoned due to N.J. financial concerns

02/1/2009 | NYTimes.com

A plan to require New Jersey high school students to take an online course before graduating has been scrapped due to its cost and concerns over standards. The requirement was to be part of a planned overhaul of education in New Jersey that would require all students to take Algebra II, laboratory sciences and foreign languages -- even those not planning to attend college -- in an effort to prepare all students for college and a career in the 21st century.

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