Students urge creation of new paths to graduation

09/17/2008 | Detroit Free Press

A group of Michigan high school students is urging legislators to offer alternatives to new state graduation requirements to avoid the potential for skyrocketing dropout rates. The current requirements "are not worth cutting so many students out of the system altogether," remarked one high-schooler. As the rules now stand, students, starting with the Class of 2011, must take four years of math and an equal number of years of English, as well as three years each of social studies and science.

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