Our friend Pat Dobosz sent this out from the New York City Education News group. This is from a contact from California.
Here in San Francisco we just heard about Carranza’s new 8th grade proposal. See below.
He eliminated 8th grade Algebra here in San Francisco only 5 years ago and now he says having it is a must. He said Algebra in 8th was racist and he directly called out the parents as racists who disagreed with him at a board meeting. I was there. So this new proposal must mean Carranza is now a racist, too! And, not to forget, a massive hypocrite.
Calculus enrollment here has dropped by 15%. Apparently, the school children in San Francisco are Carranza’s guinea pigs for NYC.
Don from San Francisco
Equity and Excellence
Algebra for All, by 2022, every student will have access to algebra in eighth
grade, complete algebra no later than ninth grade, and there will be academic
supports in place in elementary and middle school to help more students become
ready for algebra in eighth grade.