Universities may scrap algebra requirements due to failure rate.

Kansas universities may scrap their algebra graduation requirement because too many students fail the course. One in three students fails college algebra the first time, with many dropping out from pursuing a degree through Kansas University in frustration over the irrelevant algebra requirement. As a result, the Kansas Board of Regents is considering alternative requirements such as statistics and quantitative reasoning under a Math Pathways program. The pathways program aims to accelerate "students' path through developmental math and enables them to take different ways through the math curriculum depending on their course of study. (NPR)


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