Math Is Dividing The Cal State Community. Here’s What Happened At The Public Forum
Public speakers gave impassioned pleas on Thursday for California State University trustees to slow, and give more thought, to a proposal that would increase application requirements for one of the system’s 23 campuses.
The proposal would require high school students to take an extra year of math, or a related class, to be considered for admission. Here are some of the classes CSU says could meet that requirement.
The proposal has become a lightning rod of criticism since its unveiling earlier this year, so trustees organized the Thursday meeting at the Chancellor’s office in Long Beach as a public forum to hear differing viewpoints.
“I heard a lot of questions raised around whether we have adequate evidence before we make a decision and right now there is not adequate evidence,” said Elisha Smith Arrillaga, executive director of Education Trust West and an invited presenter.