One analyst thinks it would be a bad idea for colleges to follow
the recommendation to drop math requirements, though some claim it
would increase the number of college graduates.
Since many high school graduates, especially minority students,
are unprepared for college level mathematics, proponents of the
idea believe colleges should drop math requirements altogether. But
Lindsey Burke of The Heritage Foundation thinks that would only
make bad situation worse.
"We know that college has
been watered down in large parts, and degrees have been inflated
over the years," she tells OneNewsNow. "So, I certainly don't think
it's a wise policy to continue that trend."
She suggests the stringent math requirements may be a way of
weeding out potential students who might not be good candidates for
"There's a whole other issue of whether or not we are pushing
too many students to pursue a college degree," Burke notes. "I
think that the Obama administration's push for universal college
attendance, or to have the highest number of college graduates by
the year 2020, is really misguided."
Instead of easing up on college admission requirements, the
analyst concludes that improvements need to be made at the high
school level, because they are clearly not preparing students for