KVUE interviews ATPE’s Monty Exter on requiring Algebra II for graduation

Austin ABC affiliate KVUE interviewed ATPE lobbyist Monty Exter today regarding State Board of Education proposals to make Algebra II a requirement for high school graduation in Texas. Exter explained ATPE members’ views on the issue as gleaned from recent surveys:

Exter also testified before the SBOE on the issue. (Read a recap of ATPE’s testimony.)

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  1. PGibson

    That woman who says Texas has a “legacy” of tracking low socio-eco and minority students into lower level education is ridiculous. I have been a high school teacher longer than she has been alive. All students have always had the option for higher level courses. The kids with no parental support are most commonly the ones to stay in the lower level education courses. Nobody “needs” algebra two to be successful in a career or votech program unless they are going into something that requires advanced math. Penalizing a students future because they don’t want algebra 2 is just stupid.

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