Remove Algebra? You Must Be Kidding.

As a non-subscriber, I’m only treated to 10 New York Times articles a month, and when August began, one of the first articles I read was the opinion piece by Professor Andrew Hacker, who argued that Algebra is unnecessary in schools, and ought to be removed for 2 reasons – (1) Kids generally suck at […]

Minneapolis turns its back on special needs students

Last week, the one-year-old charter school Minnesota School of Science informed the families of 40 North Minneapolis students with special needs, such as Autism and Down’s Syndrome, that they would be breaking their promise of allowing these students to return to class in September. The school took over the district’s Cityview Elementary School in August […]