Higher bar for Florida high-school students sparks concerns

Educators in Florida are divided over stricter high-school graduation requirements signed into law this week by Gov. Charlie Crist that will require students to take more difficult math and science courses in an effort to help improve student achievement. Critics say the requirements could harm the state's at-risk students who are already struggling to earn diplomas, and they question the push amid a shortage of qualified math and science teachers.

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