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  •  Didn't Texas already remove the requirement to (1+ / 0-)
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    blue aardvark

    pass Algebra 2?

    “The future depends entirely on what each of us does every day.” Gloria Steinem

    by ahumbleopinion on Tue Feb 25, 2014 at 12:07:57 PM PST

    •  They removed the requirement for the advanced plan (2+ / 0-)
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      Algebra 2 was a requirement for the "recommended high school graduation plan" for those planning on going directly to college.  Students will still have to take four years of math, including algebra 1 and geometry, but they'll have the option of taking classes like pre-calculus, calculus, advanced statistics, advanced quantitative reasoning, etc. instead of algebra 2.  

      It gives students more flexibility in their math choices.  So now students who really excel in math can skip over algebra 2 to a more advanced math, while students who are algebraically challenged can try another type of math that might be better suited for their college and career path.  

      "I'm a progressive man and I like progressive people" Peter Tosh

      by Texas Lefty on Tue Feb 25, 2014 at 04:05:49 PM PST

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      •  Our kids did that (0+ / 0-)

        informally, since they took Algebra I in 7th grade - even in a small school with graduating classes of 60-70.

        Don't tell Sen. Melvin, but we used to give them simple equations on the back of church bulletins to keep them still during the sermons when they were pretty small.  Yeah, we're secret heathens, I know...

        The truth always matters.

        by texasmom on Tue Feb 25, 2014 at 06:04:00 PM PST

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