Jordan District May Cancel Shakespeare Courses

Jordan District May Cancel Shakespeare Courses

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SOUTH JORDAN, Utah (AP) -- Shakespeare courses in the state's largest school district may no longer be offered.

Jordan District auditors have found that a Shakespeare class doesn't sufficiently advance the state core curriculum. They also found they do NOT boost students' chances for jobs, college, human development or improved test scores.

The district will have a year to examine it and strengthen Shakespeare or cancel the courses.

Twenty-three other courses, including interior design and power lifting, could also be canceled after the district's audit.

A year ago the State Office of Education asked school districts to look at class offerings and reconsider those lacking strong ties to the state core curriculum.

The committee plans to evaluate select courses every year.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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