Legislation Concentrates on Math and Science

Legislation aimed at promoting tougher math and science courses across Kentucky, has won passage in the Senate.

The plan includes grants for schools that offer advanced placement in calculus, physics and chemistry.

Senator Brett Guthrie said it’s important for everyone to have better preparation of math and science.

“I think 40 percent of our students, when they go to college, have to go to remedial math,” Senator Guthrie said.

Another key component would provide cash bonuses to math and science teachers but some lawmakers say offering bonuses to some teachers and not others is unfair.

House Speaker Jody Richards was non-committal on the Senate plan.