State Senator Kel Seliger Introduces Bill That Would Scrap Current Graduation Requirements

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Your kids might get a break on the number of tests they need to take to graduate.

A State Senator who represents West Texas wants to overhaul high school graduation requirements.

Kel Seliger chairs the Senate Higher Education Committee.

He introduced a bill that would scrap current graduation requirements.

Those requirements mandate students take four years each of math, science, English and social studies.

Seliger is proposing that students would take four credits in English, three in math and social studies and two in science and foreign language.

They would also have to take a fine arts credit and one in physical education as well as 10 elective credits.

Instead of 15 exams in core subjects, students would need to pass five tests in reading, algebra I, U.S. history, writing and biology.