Youngkin drops Virginia plan that would have eliminated all accelerated math courses before 11th grade

Die inisiatief was removed from the Virginia Department of Education’s website after newly inaugurated Gov. Glenn Youngkin on Jan. 15 uitgereik Executive Order 1 aan, onder andere, “restore excellence in education by ending the use of divisive concepts, including Critical Race Theory, in public education.

This is just another instance of Governor Youngkin delivering on his promises to Virginia’s students and parents,” Macaulay Porter, a spokesperson for the governor, told Fox News Digital in a statement. “The governor pledged to remove the initiative, which would move away from advanced math courses, to restore academic excellence in Virginia and ensure our curriculum is preparing students to excel.

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The education proposal initially made headlines in April 2021 when Loudoun County School Board member Ian Serotkin wrote a Facebook post about the program after a staff briefing, saying it wouldeliminate ALL math acceleration prior to 11th grade” en dit “only in 11th and 12th grade is there any opportunity for choice in higher math courses.

His post included a chart with what appeared to be set math courses for 2022-2030 in various school districts.

Students prepare to enter the building of Stratford Landing Elementary School in Alexandria, Virginia, Maandag, Aug.. 23, 2021, the first day back to school for many districts in northern Virginia. (Amanda Andrade-Rhoades/For The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Students prepare to enter the building of Stratford Landing Elementary School in Alexandria, Virginia, Maandag, Aug.. 23, 2021, the first day back to school for many districts in northern Virginia. (Amanda Andrade-Rhoades/For The Washington Post via Getty Images)

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