Exposing the Myth: Advanced Math Does Not Increase Drop Out Rates

Tuesday, March 26, 2013Printer-friendly version

A common argument against raising math course-taking requirements for all students is that it will cause more students to drop out of high school. But most students who drop out for academic reasons do so not because they are being “too challenged,” but rather because they are not being challenged enough. It is important to raise the rigor and relevance of mathematics courses to keep students engaged and on track to graduation and postsecondary success.

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