Georgia Schools Could Get More Say in Teaching Math

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Atlanta, GA (AP) - Georgia high schools could get more say in how
they teach math after parents, students and teachers complained
about the state's new curriculum.

State schools Superintendent John Barge proposed a plan Thursday
during a state Board of Education meeting that could mean the end
of the state's integrated math curriculum for some rising freshmen.
He said the classes are too accelerated for some students, causing
them to get behind in classes or drop out.

The state's curriculum blends algebra, geometry and other math
concepts in three classes rather than teaching them separately.
Barge's proposal fulfills a campaign promise to change the state's
math curriculum, which was introduced under his predecessor, Kathy
Cox.

The state board will vote in March.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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