Wednesday, January 23, 2008

West Virginia Zooms Ahead Of Us

While Kentucky is figuring out how to promise education-related goodies we can't afford, West Virginia is setting itself up to kick our butts by simply raising math standards.

West Virginia will require some students who are already in high school -- and everyone, hereafter -- to earn four math credits in four years of high school.

This compares very favorably to Kentucky, where starting next year students will be required to take four math classes in four years but they only have to pass three of them.

Our shocking tolerance for failure here will be of little comfort when even West Virginia is eating our lunch.