Archive for May, 2013


Abandonment of 8th Grade Algebra Requirements a Disgrace to our Educational System

I was shocked and saddened to see a recent article in the San Jose Mercury News announcing that the state of California would be eliminating its long-standing 8th grade algebra requirements. The reason given was that kids were “not ready” to learn algebra by 8th grade. If they are not ready by 8th grade, when [...]