## Wayne State University Drops Math Requirement and May Replace With Diversity

If you have one diversity and I give you another diversity, how many diversities do you have?

The Daily Caller reports.

## Public College Drops Math Requirement, May Replace It With Diversity

A public university in Michigan has announced it’s deleting a requirement that all students complete at least one math course before graduating. At the same time, the school is seriously considering a new requirement that would compel students to complete four courses that promote diversity.

Wayne State University (WSU) in Detroit is one of the largest schools in Michigan, with some 27,000 students. Until now, all of them had to either take one of three basic math classes to earn their degree, or else test out by performing sufficiently on a relevant SAT, CLEP, or AP test.

But going forward, students will not longer have to demonstrate any mathematical competency to graduate, unless their particular course of study requires it.

The elimination of the math requirement came even though the school “strongly encourage[s]” students to take math classes, noting that they are invaluable for students who want to be employed in STEM-related fields. According to The Detroit Free Press, the school justified the move by saying the existing math requirement only expects students to learn as much as is currently required for a high school diploma. However, about one-third of WSU students need to take remedial coursework in their first year, suggesting that high school math may be just what some students need.

Public College Drops Math Requirement, May Replace It With Diversity (The Daily Caller)

## Comments

Diversity is nothing more than trading skills for phenotypes. No employer will be impressed. Students can barely do math now. Diversity studies won’t improve things.

“…the school ‘strongly encourage[s]’ students to take math classes, noting that they are invaluable for students who want to be employed in STEM-related fields.”

Perhaps the university should first answer the question, exactly what employable skills are provided by four required courses that promote diversity?

Silly – you’re making the unwarranted assumption that higher education is meant to get students ready for a career. The university’s true mission is indoctrination – don’t need no stinkin’ math for that!

Small loss, probably. One math course wasn’t going to put the university in with the STEM heavyweights. Or even the lightweights.

Political ideology above all ….

I think this is fine, but certain courses should require a 2-part math question to graduate.

Given that the rich should pay their fair share, define “rich” and “fair share”, and prove your definitions.

With the Left, it is axiomatic that “the rich” are those who have more than “the basic necessities” to live (“at some point I think you’ve earned ‘enough’…”). “Fair share” is also a postulate: if you have to ask “Isn’t that enough yet?”, then you obviously haven’t given enough.

Furthermore, it is also axiomatic that the elite are naturally exempt from being considered “rich,” so they don’t have to pay their “fair share” ~

Must be one of those “21st C skills our kids need to compete in a global economy” that our edu-visionaries are always droning on about.

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Why would anybody pay anything for such a degree? What possible good could the degree do them to make the expense worthwhile?

Who needs math when you have absolute moral authority?

But really, this kind of thing was inevitable when it became the government’s policy that everyone should go to college and opened the treasury spigots to make it happen.

OK, fine; employers can read. All this means is that the only thing more deleterious to your employment prospects than a diploma from Wayne State University is going to be a really florid facial tattoo.