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Topic: California Algebra
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Wayne Bishop

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Registered: 12/6/04
Re: California Algebra
Posted: Oct 26, 2012 1:21 AM
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We conservatives in California, with our accountability movement,
much prefer to stay with the California Math Content Standards and
CTS exams to go along that was leading to far more low socioeconomic,
often minority, students be actually Algebra I competent at the end
of 8th grade as is done in our strong, conservative, semi-affluent
private schools (as those from which my children graduated Boalt (UC
Berkeley) School of Law, and Princeton PhD in chemistry,
respectively). One of the first things I wrote, after they were put
in place, was that only children who were algebra ready (be that 7th,
8th, or 12th. But, of course, such a policy would countermand the
Prime Directive.


At 11:14 AM 10/25/2012, Paul Tanner wrote:
>Like I said: Sounds like you would drastically lower the minimum
>requirements to get a high school diploma, given no vocational high
>But was it not you conservatives with your accountability movement who
>complained and still do complain about standards in terms of minimum
>requirements being too low? And was it not this complaining that
>started the movement from the laid back days that you want to go back
>On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 2:09 PM, Robert Hansen <> wrote:

> >
> > On Oct 25, 2012, at 1:54 PM, Paul Tanner <> wrote:
> >

> >> This is the way it used to be many years ago.
> >
> > Yes.
> >

> >>
> >> What would this business math cover - and how many years? Just one
> >> year? And by the way, what else would you require? If only one course
> >> of math, then only one course of English, which by the time one gets
> >> to high school is a literature course? And what about science? Any
> >> requirements like biology or chemistry - general science ends in
> >> middle school, you know. What about social sciences like history?

> >
> > What did they do many years ago?
> >

> >>
> >> Sounds like you would drastically lower the minimum requirements to
> >> get a high school diploma, given no vocational high school.
> >>
> >> On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 12:18 PM, Robert Hansen <> wrote:

> >>> Business math, like all of use every day. After that it should
> be elective.
> >>>
> >>> Bob Hansen
> >>>
> >>> On Oct 25, 2012, at 11:23 AM, Paul Tanner <> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Why don't you tell us what math you would require for high school
> >>> graduation, given no vocational high schools? It's time for you to
> >>> tell us - all you do is condemn, but you do not tell us what you would
> >>> have the math requirements for high school graduation be, given no
> >>> vocational schools at the high school level? Would you require a
> >>> minimum of Algebra I?

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