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Four Years Of Math > Three, Says Board Of Higher Ed09:57

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During a speech at the Intel Corporation in Oregon in February, President Obama said many of the jobs of the future will require proficiency in math and science and that students need to be better educated in those disciplines.

The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education agrees. This month, the board voted that all applicants to state public universities will be required to have four years of mathematics.

In making the change — which will go into effect for this Fall's high school freshman class — the board said four years of math education correlated with higher college graduation rates and less need for remedial education.


  • Aundrea Kelly, deputy commissioner of academic policy, Board of Higher Education
  • Anne Collins, director of Mathematics Programs, Lesley University; Board member, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

This segment aired on March 30, 2011.

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