I’m so impressed that the California State University system dropped the algebra requirement. Impressed … because it’s more forward thinking than I normally give our established academicians credit for. In his book “In Defense of the American Teen“, author Ryan Teves makes a compelling argument to give young people a basic education, then allow them to pursue their passions. Forcing people who do not want or need algebra is just plain stupid. So I say “congratulations CSU!” Keep innovating and keep your curriculum relevant! You are in the business of serving students, not academic dinosaurs.
Next, let’s try to get the people in charge of K-12 out of the dark ages.