California Math

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Quick post to highlight this article that I found on Ycombinator:

I’ve helped my kids who are very smart try to understand math concepts that they don’t seem prepared for because the curriculum is not providing the foundations required for future success.

In response to lagging math scores, educators in California have been trying to water down math education — banning students from taking algebra in 8th grade, replacing advanced algebra classes with “data science” courses that don’t even teach the algebra required to understand basic statistics, and so on.


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