States Unsure About Algebra 2 For College Prep

December 2nd, 2013

States Aren’t So Sure High Schoolers Should Go to College
New laws in Texas and Florida de-emphasize Algebra 2, the math class required for admission to four-year colleges, placement into college-level math at two-year institutions, and an indicator of college readiness under the Common Core standards. Still, the advantage of state requirements that require advanced academics is that they clearly communicate what top colleges want. ECS’ Jennifer Dounay Zinth is quoted in this article. (National Journal, 11/21/13)

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  1. US traveler says:

    Governments are supposed to encourage education, not the opposite. If high-schoolers do not have to learn that much math, most of them surely will not which will lead to a lower number of kids being able to or willing to go to collage… Ignorance should not be promoted.

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