August 10, 2014
“Wallking away from Common Core will harm future grads”
The Delaware News Journal

This fall, the University of Delaware will welcome its largest, and arguably strongest, incoming class of students. Admitted with high SAT scores, excellent high school grade-point averages, outstanding service experiences, and glowing recommendations, these students will descend upon the university eager to tackle the challenges of college and confident in their (and their parents’) belief they are “college-ready.”

Yet, three of every five of these students will find themselves placed into mathematics courses that repeat what they should have learned in high school, and one of every five of these students will find themselves in a remedial mathematics course that earns them no credit toward their degree. If the newly admitted UD student happens to be a Delaware resident, the odds of him or her needing remedial coursework in mathematics is even greater…

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