Thanks for sharing the LA Times article on Chatsworth HS/LAUSD. We are getting positive test results from Chatsworth that the integrated math is scoring higher than the traditional classes. One misleading statement in the article mentioned that three HS were still offering traditional course...No. Hollywood HS, according to Newsweek ranked in the top 100 HS...eleventh, is only offering only integrated mathematics. They are also offering integrated science. Our agenda in Los Angeles is to level the playing field. This year we have many more students taking college preparatory math, in fact we have more students in integrated math than the traditional. We approach the integrated math as one comprehensive three-year course instead of three disjointed one-year courses. Students are expected to take three years of int math with the teacher taking the students into the second year. We are also implementing a comprehennsive one three-year course at the middle school. One issue is that some high school see the integrated courses as for remedial students, so they are scheduling the top students in traditional and the "slower" into int math. We had also eliminated all remedial HS math courses and inserted a 9th grade placeholder, Mathematics Investigations. This course will also be eliminated in couple of years. Another issue is the lack of qualified math teachers. If we offer only college preparatory high school math courses, who will teach them? By eliminating the remedial math courses, many of the cross-over teachers will not be able to teach math.