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Interviewed on National Public Radio, a chancellor of the California community college system argued that since it may be too difficult for students, algebra, the single most failed course in community colleges across the country, should be eliminated from their requirements.

Just replace Algebra with Grand Theft Auto. The enrollment and passing rate should go through the roof.

Eloy Ortiz Oakley, chancellor of the California community college system says:

This is a civil rights issue, but this is also something that plagues all Americans — particularly low-income Americans. If you think about all the underemployed or unemployed Americans in this country who cannot connect to a job in this economy — which is unforgiving of those students who don't have a credential — the biggest barrier for them is this algebra requirement. It's what has kept them from achieving a credential.

So, low-IQ people have trouble passing a basic mathematics course to get a credential which is a requirement for many jobs. Solution: get rid of that course!

But, wouldn't that further devalue the worthless credential which will spur employers into looking at other qualifications of an individual to determine if he has a sufficiently high IQ for the advertised job?

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