After study and discussions with students, teachers, administrators, and parents, a change was made this past Thursday. The orginal course was redesigned to fill in large gaps in student content and to help train students in effective learning practices in a math class. I do not want to waste time answering why students lack math knowledge and skill but I do want to address it in an effective manner. Students need to understand they will be held to higher standards on listening, note taking, classwork, homework, and quiz and test performance. Parents, I will need your support in helping achieve a proper class environment and support at home for study. You should notice some change in a few weeks. You should also notice some changes in grades. Please email me any questions or concerns. Also please look at my files for helpful information.