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Topic: urgent question that needs a response
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michelle Van Etten

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From: Moravia High School
Registered: 6/24/09
Re: urgent question that needs a response
Posted: Jan 31, 2011 6:31 PM
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In my small school we have two levels of Integrated Algebra. A one year
program and a two year program. I agree with others that I see it being a
really struggle to get many students through in one year. I've also seen
how students react when the plan is that they will just take it a second
time. No one wants to feel stupid or fail, so students just give up. its
not like they can gain 50% of the material the first go around and get more
the second. When it moves to fast they gain nothing.

On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 2:36 PM, <> wrote:

> Our new Principal has decided that beginning in Sept. 2011, our school will
> only offer one type of Integrated Algebra Course. In other words, there
> will be no 1.5 year program or 2 year program for Integrated Algebra. By
> the way, all SPED students are also expected to take the 1 year program.
> There are absolutely no exceptions! And...the same thing is being done for
> Geometry as well.
> So my question for you is this: Does your school offer only one level of
> Integrated Algebra for ALL students in the building? What do you think of
> this plan?
> I'm sorry, but I need responses quickly because we are supposed to run next
> year's schedules later this week.
> Thanks in advance!!!
> Jim
> Sincerely,
> James Fish
> Mathematics Department
> JFK High School
> 305 Cayuga Creek Road
> Cheektowaga, NY 14227
> (716)897-7800 ext. 1144
> "Mathematics is a key that allows the mind to unlock many doors to the
> future."

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