Not everyone needs to go to college. That's the opinion of some Texas legislators who question the value of Algebra II in the state curriculum.
Killeen State Rep Jimmie Don Aycock says changes can be a hard sell.
"Been a lot of news articles written saying we're dumbing things down; we're not sticking to high standards. I believe we are sticking to very high standards."
Representative Aycock, a former school board member, says plumbers and pipefitters need a good education, but there's no reason to require high level math.
"These folks need to be well-educated too, but they need a more hands-on type approach, as opposed to something as theoretical, I think, as Algebra II."
State Rep Aycock says those headed to college need Algebra II, but those headed to a trade school shouldn't be burdened by something they won't use.