Sunday, May 10, 2015

Don't require advanced algebra for college admission

Published in the Los Angeles Times, May 12, 2015, with heading “LAUSD's college-prep curriculum: Does it help or hurt?”

Re: "Do we need college prep?" May 10

I am a "good math learner." I was an enthusiastic student in AP calculus in high school and I use advanced algebra and statistics in my work a great deal.  But the Times statement, "Not everybody needs advanced algebra," is correct.

Research by Michael Handel, reported in The Atlantic in 2013, shows that only about 9% of all jobs demand any algebra beyond the first year.

Advanced math should be offered in high school, but it should not be required for college admission. Those who later discover a need or desire for it are free to study advanced algebra any time in their lives.

Stephen Krashen

original editorial:
This letter:

1 comment:

  1. I am ROSE SMITH from CANADA a single parent, before my husband died he left us with so much DEBT that we could not cope with life, I was totally confused on what to do. When I was going through the internet I came across a POST by MARCUS CAFE about how Mrs JULIA NAVARO help him to get a loan so I applied for the loan from JULIA NAVARO through her mail ( of $200,000 with a duration of 10 years. When I was applying for the loan I made a vow to GOD that if I get the loan I will let the world know what she did for me, to my greatest surprise my loan was granted with
    an interest of 2%. I was able to settle my debt and start up a new life and business with a settled family. So if you want any type of loan for as low as 2% please contact JULIA NAVARO on her mail just fulfilled my vow.