Assemblymember Medina Applauds the CSU’s Decision to Pause on Adopting its Quantitative Reasoning Proposal

Thursday, January 30, 2020

SACRAMENTO— Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside), Chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, released the following statement following the CSU Board of Trustees’ decision to postpone its vote on the adoption of a new admissions proposal that would add one year of quantitative reasoning coursework to the "a-g" subject admission requirements for the entering first-time freshman class of 2027.

“The CSU Board of Trustees has made the right decision. California has been making strides to close student achievement gaps and we need to continue to build upon that work to make higher education more accessible to underrepresented students. Adding an additional year of quantitative reasoning to be eligible for CSU admission would be a massive change of which we have not yet fully assessed the potential impact or harm.”

“I introduced AB 1930 to ensure that any future university eligibility policy changes are more transparent, have proper oversight and impact assessments, and have coordinated implementation plans with public elementary and secondary education systems. The CSU should use AB 1930 as a framework for the evaluation it plans to conduct over the next two years. This is a critical issue that impacts the equity, access, and integrity of the CSU, especially as it pertains to students of color. I will continue to monitor it closely in the years ahead.”

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