Racquel Phillips, who graduated in May with an associate’s degree from Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley, remembers students who had such a difficult time in her college algebra class that they left and never returned. “Even to this day,” she said, “I know people who say, ‘I’m just one math class away from graduation. I just have to pass algebra.’
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Racquel Phillips, who graduated in May with an associate’s degree from Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley, remembers students who had such a difficult time in her college algebra class that they left and never returned. “Even to this day,” she said, “I know people who say, ‘I’m just one math class away from graduation. I just have to pass algebra.’ ” Mará Rose Williams The Kansas City Star
Racquel Phillips, who graduated in May with an associate’s degree from Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley, remembers students who had such a difficult time in her college algebra class that they left and never returned. “Even to this day,” she said, “I know people who say, ‘I’m just one math class away from graduation. I just have to pass algebra.’ ” Mará Rose Williams The Kansas City Star

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