Rep Barrett supports more class career choice for students

first_img Categories: Barrett News 04Apr Rep. Barrett supports more class, career choice for students A Merit Curriculum bill package was recently approved by the state House of Representatives, giving students and their families added options toward graduation and post-high school career preparation.“This legislation gives more control to students while also helping our state gain more professionals in skilled trades and information technology,” said Rep. Tom Barrett, who is a co-sponsor of the four bills. “On a student-by-student basis, our education system is based on preparing high school students for life after graduation. This legislation helps make that a reality while allowing more choices for classes that qualify for graduation.”The four bills in the legislative package will allow statistics, computer coding and a certified safety program course to count toward graduation requirements, and give students an option to fulfill a 21st Century Skills requirement by completing a combination of career/technical education (CTE) or visual/performing arts courses.“Career options have changed a lot over the past 10 years, just as the demand for young professionals prepared in vocational education classes has increased, so our education system must adapt to that demand,” said Barrett, of Potterville. “This legislation will expand the path to graduation for many high school students by adding options to the required curriculum. My vote was to help our students today prepare for what’s available to them tomorrow.”House Bills 4315-4318 advance to the Senate for consideration.#####last_img read more

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