Algebra for All: The Push for Higher Math

Michael Alison Chandler's ongoing coverage of math education also includes an occasional series of articles in the Post newspaper. The first installment, "At Fairfax High, Another Approach As System Tries to Up Subject Appeal," ran on Sunday, Sept. 21.

Many of the sophomores and juniors in Algebra II at Fairfax High School are barely verbal at 7:20 a.m. Some yawn or disappear into hooded sweatshirts as the teacher whizzes through linear equations and inverse functions, launching into a course that a growing chorus of educators, politicians and business leaders insist will be crucial to their futures.

You can read the full article and view a photo gallery on

The Post has published significant coverage of math education in recent editions, including:

And, to top things off, here's an interactive math quiz.

By Washington Post Editors  |  October 1, 2008; 8:01 AM ET  | Category:  Class Time , Math Education Reform
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