Last week, the Michigan House passed legislation supported by the Michigan Chamber to provide for greater flexibility in Michigan Merit Curriculum requirements with the goal of narrowing the skills gap and fostering workforce readiness.
Current law requires students to take three credits of foreign language to receive a high school diploma. House Bills 4315-16 would give students greater flexibility in how to use these three credits by allowing them to also pursue coursework in subjects such as computer or computer coding or career and technical education (CTE) programs.
The Michigan Chamber supports this legislation because it would give high school students greater flexibility to pursue their individual areas of interest and help students develop skills needed for their future educational goals or to be ready to enter the workforce.
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