California must delay eighth-grade algebra test planning

10/29/2008 | San Francisco Chronicle

Planning for California's new eighth-grade algebra requirement must be postponed until after a December court hearing, a Superior Court judge has ruled. Opponents of universal eighth-grade algebra, including state superintendent Jack O'Connell, say the state board's decision to require the testing was made without adequate time for public comment and without considering whether the state has the necessary financial resources, training or staff.

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