Vacaville, Dixon, Travis educators support algebra requirement change
Some education critics say California seems to be relaxing middle school math standards, making them less rigorous, by shedding a policy that expects eighth-graders to take Algebra I. But Vacaville-area educators agree that the state's decision to permit eighth-graders to take Algebra I or an alternate course not only matches existing policies but ... (more)
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Since: Aug 10
#1 Feb 11, 2013
What a surprise, they're not admitting to dumbing down the curriculum. If they were doing their jobs in the earlier grades the students would be ready when they got to the eighth grade.
Since: Oct 08
#2 Feb 11, 2013
Now who exactly are these critics who say that some schools are not placing black and Hispanic students in advanced math classes, and why would they single THEM out?
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