[Susan notes: On his website, Krashen points out: "I love math. I took AP calculus in high school, and advanced calculus and differential equations in college. But I took these courses as electives."
Published in Washington Post
To the editor
Maryland will now require all high school students to take four years of math [ Heading off the 'senior slump', Metro, May 3]. The fourth year, moreover, must be a course that employs "non-trivial algebra," such as Algebra 2, trigonometry, pre-calculus, calculus, statistics or college algebra. This is meant to prevent students from "getting rusty" and arriving at college unprepared.
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