State Board now can wade back into eighth grade math debate | EdSource Today

California looks to be backing away from it's 8th grade algebra-for-all and let some 8th graders take prealgebra. However, if they fully embrace the Common Core at 8th grade, I think those students will still see a lot of content people are used to seeing in Algebra 1. Regardless, I doubt many policymakers really understand the differences in which content gets taught when.