Re: “Student to miss graduation over math test” (TNT, 6-17).
The state and Clover Park High School should explain to Ana Coronado why passing the math test is so important to her future, why she will not be a success as a citizen, employed and contributing to society if she doesn’t understand algebra and geometry concepts.
Explain to her in this digital world – where the answers for any math issue she will come upon in her lifetime can be found on her phone – why she has to know the concepts of algebra and geometry. Explain to her why these concepts are important in the job market, where most jobs don’t need the basic understanding of algebra and geometry.
Explain to her how the knowledge of these math concepts are more important then all the other accomplishments she had done which don’t require one to learn algebra and geometry. I don’t think they could explain that because it is an old educational value that we carry on when there is no longer a need for it.
Math in school is probably one of the biggest issues with kids dropping out and not graduating. The ability to pass algebra and geometry concepts should not be a reason that a student shouldn’t graduate.