“As long as algebra is taught in school, there will be prayer in school.”

Cokie Roberts

“I don't know why I should have to learn Algebra... I'm never likely to go there.”

Billy Connolly

“This is really interesting. When I was in the 9th grade, I flunked 9th grade algebra. I couldn't cope with 9th grade algebra. And then I remember taking an aptitude test when I was a sophomore in high school, and they said, "You should probably consider not going to college." Then they said, "Well, what would you like to do?"”

John Warnock

“If you don't know your algebra, you'll blow the lights and ruin the scene.”

Greg Hauptner

“Surprisingly, Utah is the second highest in the nation in the number of eighth-graders taking algebra, but we are still low in achievement. Our state math core only goes through linear equations.”

David Wright

“I don't think they can do as well if they haven't had algebra I and II and geometry, and are avid readers. Our counselors make sure these kids know they have to have the proper courses to take the test, but we do not discourage them from taking the test if they haven't had those classes yet.”

Reed Jackson

“I'm kind of waiting for an algebra book.”

Roberto Martinez