Students are being discouraged from studying math

Some may find this interesting...
Pupils 'are urged to drop maths' in the UK.

"Pupils are being discouraged from taking A-level maths as schools in England chase higher places in the league tables, scientists have claimed."

If the school performance is measured in students' grades or exam results, then this sounds like an obvious tactic.


Anonymous said…
There must be more to this story. Are the universities required to accept students who are poorly prepared? Why are the universities so desperate for students that they accept those requiring remediation? How can the high schools get away with allowing easy courses when there surely are entrance exams to be passed? What sorts of universities are admitting these students? Etc.
Maria Miller said…
I don't know, but you're right, there might be more to this than what was said in the newspaper article.

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