National Education: Math Classes

Mayzha Wilson, Reporter

Since the beginning of 2017, the National Center for Education Statistics (N.C.E.S.) has started research on the good things that remedial math classes have done for high school students. They have discovered that majority of the “strongly prepared” college students took at least one year of remedial math in High School.

Due to the amount of under prepared students that are entering college, many schools have started looking into the math requirements in their specific school districts. Some school policy makers have started to consider whether students really need to master algebra or not.

As of now at least eleven states across the country have started to think about the question posed by the policy makers, and are making changes. Students should be aware of the new math policies that will start to form in the coming years.