A TYPICAL American school day finds some six million high school students and two million college freshmen struggling with algebra. In both high school and college, all too many students are expected to fail. Why do we subject American students to this ordeal? I’ve found myself moving toward the strong view that we shouldn’t.
Read the whole thing. Algebra is hard for many American students, so make it non-mandatory to learn? What about Geometry? Physics?
UPDATE: If you're a parent, would you agree to this? A good idea?