Proposed rules to include an advanced math course in new endorsement tracks fly directly against the intent of legislation aimed at overhauling high school graduation requirements, key lawmakers said Friday.
House Bill 5 brought sweeping changes to Texas education, among which were creating graduation tracks that many hoped would mean more flexibility for schools and keeping more students engaged in learning. The law created five endorsement tracks for high school graduation plans — science, technology, engineering and math; business and industry; public service; arts and humanities; and multidisciplinary studies.
On Thursday, the Texas Education Agency published proposed rules to implement the law and included requiring Algebra II in each track.
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