Jan 24, 2013 1:21 AM

I can understand your complaints about Academic Standards being lowered by the Department of Education, but one thing I don't understand is why is Algebra has to be a Requirement for students that wish to go to College and take classes for a career that would not involve Algebra at all.
Many Careers require no special Math skills other than basic Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Fractions, Decimals, or Percents that are required to perform the functions of the job, yet in order to take almost any College Courses Algebra is a requirement.
I believe Colleges add additional classes onto the Students so they can receive more money from Student Aid Programs, This only benefits Colleges, not the Students.