California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom has joined with industry leaders in business and education to ask the University of California and Cal State system to change math admissions requirements to include computer science.

 

To be admitted to UC or Cal State, high school math requirements include algebra, geometry, and a third year of advanced math like calculus or trigonometry. Newsom and the education advocates want the board to adopt computer science as an option for the advanced math designation. Computer science is currently counted as a general elective unless it is particularly rigorous, writes Katy Murphy and Sharon Noguchi of Mercury News.
 

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