Wednesday, December 31, 2008

First Things First

Many parents across the country are shocked to find that their child is not prepared for college-level coursework in any area that would require a strong math background. They are left picking up the tab for mediocre K-12 math programs, and then again in college because it takes 6+ years to complete a 4-year degree when they place into remedial math courses.

One of the first things that President-Elect Obama should do when he takes the oath of office is instruct both Inspector Generals of the Department of Education and the National Science Foundation to thoroughly investigate entry-level math placement for incoming college freshmen, the names of the schools that they attended, and the names of the math programs that those schools used while the child was attending.
It's the right thing to do and it would definitely demonstrate to tax-payers that he is ready to embrace "change that we can believe in" Let's see "transparency and accountability" come to life in 2009!

Happy New Year!

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