A new law increases the number of math and science credits Wisconsin high school students must earn to graduate. Governor Scott Walker signed the bill into law in Madison. Under the new law, students will have to earn three credits in each subject. Currently, students only have to earn two credits in each subject to graduate.
“So many of our kids are interested in computer science in school, but they don’t get credit for graduation if they take computer science courses,” Walker said. “That doesn’t make a lot of sense.”
Walker signed the bill at SOLOMO Technology in Madison and says the firm represents the sort of high-tech jobs the state hopes to grow. “Preparing young people for career paths, in particular in fields where we see great needs and great opportunity here in the state of Wisconsin,” he said. Walker credits state Superintendent Tony Evers for partnering with him on the initiative.