Why Algebra II? – Podcast Episode 133 | Classnotes Podcast 133
Classnotes Podcast (January 30, 2014) Following a trend over the last decade or so of pushing for higher math education among high school students, some areas are getting push back. With veiled arguments about students needing “choices” and not being “college material,” curriculum requirements are being weakened. Most visible is Texas where the State Board of Education has voted to remove Algebra II as a required course.
Math educator, Paula Martin Johnson, M.A., talks about why Algebra II is critical for all students and, particularly, for low-income and minority students who will undoubtedly suffer the consequences of being sidelined into watered-down, non-college prep courses. Paula is interviewed by Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed., IDRA senior education associate.
Show length: 14:57
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