A judge has now officially blocked a California policy requiring students to take algebra in 8th grade from going forward. Judge Shelleyanne Chang had originally issued a “tentative ruling” saying she was likely to halt the policy, as of a few days ago. But she’s now made the decision final, in a decision dated today, Dec. 22.
If you opposed California’s algebra mandate, don’t celebrate just yet. Ted Mitchell, the chairman of the California Board of Education, which approved the policy, says the panel will appeal, according to the Associated Press. More to come.
A version of this news article first appeared in the Curriculum Matters blog.