Veteran teacher and civil-rights activist Bob Moses is marking 30 years of the Algebra Project, a program he founded that enrolls students who struggle the most on state math tests, doubles the math workload and prepares them to do college-level math by the time they graduate from high school. In this article, Moses, a soft-spoken 78-year-old, draws connections between his past efforts for the rights of African-Americans and his current work to ensure that all students receive a quality education.

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