(Campus Reform) Students at Wayne State University no longer have to take a single math course to graduate, and may soon be required to take a diversity course, instead.
“This decision was made largely because the current (math) requirement is at a level already required by most high school mathematics curriculum," the school explained in an announcement to students obtained by The Detroit Free Press.
“What we’re finding is a lot of students need remediation in math. They’re not at a high school level.” Tweet This
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According to The Daily Caller, WSU asserts on its website that its general education “provides a shared educational experience that imparts knowledge and expertise essential for all undergraduate students regardless of their major or interests.” However, almost one-third of WSU students have to take remedial classes during their first year at the school, which would suggest that many students could benefit from taking high school-level math courses at the university.