by Deborah Juarez
Editor’s Note: This story is published in We’Ced Youth Magazine Issue #3
“You’re taking Algebra Readiness this year,” said my school counselor.
My face turned pale. I’m going to start my freshman year of high school taking Algebra Readiness? I’d taken Algebra 1 last year in the 8th grade. I never felt so dumb in my life.
My counselor said there was nothing I could do to fix my problem. My father even came to the office to talk to my school, but the best they could do was put me into Algebra 1 again because, according to them, without it I wouldn’t be able to pass the next level class, Geometry.
At some point in the course of all this, my 8th grade Algebra teachers faces — almost all of my Algebra teachers that year were substitute teachers — popped up in my head.
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