Legislation being considered by Wisconsin lawmakers would allow high school students to pursue a vocational degree instead of a traditional high school diploma, the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.
The bill would allow students to skip graduation requirements for math, science and English while working toward a vocational degree. Local school boards would develop curriculum, which would then be approved by the state Department of Public Instruction, for the degree.
The state legislature is considering the bill as part of its special session on job creation, according to the Press-Gazette. Several statewide trade organizations have voiced support for the bill. But educators have warned that it could prevent students from gaining worthwhile skills in math and science.