Some education critics say California seems to be relaxing middle school math standards, making them less rigorous, by shedding a policy that expects eighth-graders to take Algebra I.
But Vacaville-area educators agree that the state’s decision to permit eighth-graders to take Algebra I or an alternate course not only matches existing policies but comports with the Common Core curriculum being rolled out across the nation.
“You’re going to hear both sides” of the argument, said Mark Frazier, chief academic officer for Vacaville Unified School Distrit. “The bottom line is, not all eighth-graders are taking Algebra I.”
via Vacaville, Dixon, Travis educators support algebra requirement change.