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Source: LAist

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.

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