More on remedial college math: Are college students confounded by simple algebra?

Here is another interesting item from the Chronicle of Higher Education. Sixty professors at the University of Washington have signed an open letter to the Legislature complaining that college freshmen are “confounded by simple algebra. Interestingly, nobody from the school's college of education would sign the thing.

http://chronicle.com/news/article/4083/washington-legislature-gets-an-earful-about-freshmens-woeful-math?utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

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