It's not that I have a problem with schools requiring Alg II, nor do I think that they should make the class easier. I think that if it is required to graduate then schools need to be sure that kids LEARN it and that may mean offering some kind of "pre-Alg II" during the summer to learn the concepts that trip up even "good students" when fall classes start.
Or, if a school only requires 3 years of math, offer it as a one year and a two year course. That way, those who struggle, can have 2 years to learn the concepts. Those who have no problem can finish in one year and move on to higher math. (our school requires 4 years of math so this wouldn't be an option for us, which is why I suggested the summer "pre alg II" class.)
Last edited by jlauer95; 04-09-2006 at 10:52 PM.