LANSING, Mich. - Michigan lawmakers have adopted legislation under which high school students would not have to take algebra II in order to graduate, as long as they take statistics, data analysis or some other substitute class, according to The Associated Press.

House members approved the bill in a 104-3 vote, and Senate members, 32-3, AP reported in an article published by mlive.com. Now it now goes to Gov. Jennifer Granholm, who has resisted changes to the tougher graduation requirements that Michigan enacted four years ago, AP reported.

The stricter standards for graduation take effect with the class of 2011.

SOURCE:
The Associated Press, "Michigan lawmakers OK substitute for algebra class," May 6, 2010

FURTHER READING:
Michigan Education Report, "New high school graduation requirements in action," May 6, 2008

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