ERIC Number: EJ1008898
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun-12
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Questions Arise about Algebra 2 for All Students
Robelen, Erik W.
Education Week, v32 n35 p1, 29-30 Jun 2013
Should all students take Algebra 2? Florida seemed to say "no" this spring with the passage of a law striking it from graduation requirements. Texas said much the same in legislation Republican Gov. Rick Perry signed this week that also backs away from Algebra 2 for all. Those steps come as the Common Core State Standards for math set the expectation that all students should meet learning objectives at what's generally considered the Algebra 2 level. Success in Algebra 2 is often touted as a critical gateway to college and career readiness, but some question that view.
Descriptors: Graduation Requirements, State Standards, Experiential Learning, Algebra, Career Readiness, College Readiness, Academic Standards
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Florida; Texas