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Texas Board of Education is about to give its final approval to drop Algebra II requirement from the state’s public school curriculum. A coalition of industry groups named Jobs For Texas heavily lobbied for the class mandate to be dropped, and because the organization has that magic word “Jobs” in the name, there was no possible way that the state’s legislators could have said No to them. Here are 10 reasons why it would be a good idea to drop Algebra II from the school curriculum.
1) Algebra II is not necessary to be able to successfully compete in the global economy. All you really need is willingness to work for $1 an hour.
2) Algebra II is just a giant conspiracy of algebraists and mathematicians who are only in it to get government grants.
3) If Hollywood taught us anything…
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