So what do you do with the kids that were mentioned in your message prior? About "high school for all" when some kids need to and learn better in a vocational environment?
Michael Greene wrote:
> On Wed, 24 May 2000 13:08:29 GMT, "Don Blasingame" > <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > >can anyone recite a classic case of where "algebra for all" worked? we will > >implement algebra for all incoming freshmen this fall, and it would be nice > >to know what we can expect, or what others have done that were successful. > > Japan, Taiwan, Singapore are countries that have > demonstrated that almost all 13 year olds can handle > algebra. > > None of the above countries practice social promotion so a > child entering a specific grade is expected to have passed > the material in prior grades. > > Perhaps a more rational approach to "algebra for all" is > "algebra for all in 6 years" and requiring that 2nd graders > master 2+3=5 before they move on to 3rd grade. The year > following it's "algebra for all in 5 years" and in addition > to the 2nd grade requirements, requiring 3rd graders to > master integer multiplication and division before moving on > to 4th grade. At the end of 6 years, you have a student > population that's prepared to handle algebra, geometry, trig > and calculus. > > Of course, a child would not graduate from 2nd grade if they > mastered addition and subtraction but couldn't read or write > at a 2nd grade level.