Entries for 'Intermediate Algebra'

June 2017  

CSU recently moved to add an intermediate algebra competency to nine popular community college Associate Degrees for Transfer. These transfer degrees prepare students for non-math intensive majors, including Psychology, Administration of Justice, and several agricultural programs. Critics say the policy poses an arbitrary obstacle to students' degree completion, since students in these majors take Statistics, a course that mathematicians agree does not require proficiency in intermediate algebra. The move is generating widespread opposition from community college leaders and business and civil rights organizations, and a former UC Berkeley Law Dean has called for a lawsuit. 


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