# How Much Algebra Is Enough For College Success?

Experts and educators are divided on what to do about America’s math problem. Should we scrap algebra altogether, or try instead to better prepare students to understand it? A recent New York Times op-ed asked the question, “Is Algebra Necessary?” And a Complete College America report suggested placing “students in the right math’ instead of requiring college algebra for everyone. (*Hechinger Report*, 08/22/12)

And still there is a joke… Who uses algebra in real life? A: The algebra professor.