Everybody Knows Math is Hard: California No Longer Requiring Eighth Graders to Take Algebra

Under the liberals dumbing our kids down school curriculum.

Who needs it anyway? Don’t you remember how hard it was, and how abstract the concept of Algebra. was for you? All that (a+3b=X) gibberish. Besides we don’t want our kids being polluted with all that government sponsored global warming ain’t real crap, now do we. They are much easier to propagandize if they don;t know math. What really does a 32 oz soda do for them anyway.

So why punish our little kiddies with having them learn hard math stuff. They don’t do that in Mexico, why should we?

We are going to only teach the new liberal math, instead of real math. After-all we don’t want to hurt our kids self esteem. And they have such pretty names for the new stuff, makes you feel like you are learning just reading the words “Common Core standards”. So there….

California will no longer require eighth-graders to take algebra — a move that is line with the Common Core standards being adopted by most states, but that may leave students unprepared for college.

Last month, California formally shifted to the Common Core mathematics standards, which recommend that students delay taking algebra if they aren’t ready for it. Previously, algebra class was a requirement for all eighth-graders in the state.

The old way …

The Common Core State Standards Initiative, which is sponsored by the National Governor’s Association, is an effort to unify diverse state education curricula. Forty-five other states and the District of Columbia have signed on so far.

But some education experts worry that the change will further damage struggling students’ college chances, since early proficiency in Algebra I is an excellent predictor of college graduation, according to the Mercury News.

What good is math anyway? You can’t use it for texting, or sexting.

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