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Monday, April 4, 2011

Schools Ponder Need for Algebra II

“In recent years, 20 states and the District have moved to raise graduation requirements to include Algebra II, and its complexities are being demanded of more and more students…. But exactly how to raise the education levels of the U.S. workforce is a matter of debate. And whether learning Algebra II causes students to fare better in life, or whether it is merely correlated with them doing better — because smart, motivated kids take Algebra II — isn’t clear. Meanwhile, some worry that Algebra II requirements are leading some young people to quit school.” (Washington Post)

This is why education should be in the competitive marketplace.

FEE Timely Classic
“The Virtues of Competition” by George C. Leef