Algebra’s invaluable function

STATE AFFAIRS: Ending a state requirement that students take algebra in eighth grade is a move in the wrong direction for California education.

Due to a recent state policy change, eighth-graders in California are no longer expected to take Algebra 1 — a move that could easily prove to be a setback for many students, especially those who go on to pursue degrees in higher education. For years, learning algebra prior to entering
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