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Why Algebra Matters

Publication date: Oct 4, 2009

Original URL: https://edtrust.org/node/1309

Now what? A Brookings Institution report urges caution with the idea of having all 8th graders take algebra: there are profound questions about the feasibility of an “algebra for all” policy until we know how to reduce the number of underprepared students and how to effectively teach algebra to students who struggle with basic arithmetic. Sounds good, but the same project includes the testimony of Kati Haycock from the Education Trust:

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