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Lawmakers mull implementing curriculum changes

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By WILL WEISSERT

Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Top members of the Texas House are examining the implementation of a new law that overhauled high school curriculum while easing standardized testing requirements.

The House Public Education Committee debated on Wednesday the early effects of one of the most-watched bills of last year's session.

It scrapped the rule that most students take algebra II and other advanced math and science courses in order to give young Texans more flexibility for vocational training.

The law also cut the number of high school standardized tests from a nation-high 15 to five.

Committee members complained that counselors are now under too much pressure to help large groups of students understand the new requirements.

But the committee also said it won't discuss ways to tweak and improve the law until later this year.

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