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Is algebra an unnecessary stumbling block in US schools?
« on: March 28, 2016, 12:53:02 AM »

© AP Photo/Frank Franklin II In this March 25, 2016 photo, Isaiah Aristy poses for a portrait in New York. A new book says algebra has become an unnecessary stumbling block that’s forcing millions of American students to drop out of high school…

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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2016, 12:58:45 AM »
Project director Karon Klipple said the foundation devised Quantway and a statistics track called Statway in 2011 because of the sheer numbers of students dropping out of community college due to algebra. Sixty to 80 percent of community college students nationwide test into remedial math, and most don't pass it, she said.

"This is where their hopes and aspirations go to die," Klipple said. "They're in college to try to make a better life for themselves, and they're stopped by mathematics."

© AP Photo/Frank Franklin II In this March 25, 2016 photo, Isaiah Aristy poses for a portrait in New York. A new book says algebra has become an unnecessary stumbling block that’s forcing millio…

 

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