250375 story Discouraging Students from Taking Math 509 509 Posted by Zonk on Friday August 10, 2007 @05:01PM from the every-child-left-behind dept. Coryoth writes "Following on from a previous story about UK schools encouraging students to drop mathematics, an article in The Age accuses Australian schools of much the same. The claim is that Australian schools are actively discouraging students from taking upper level math courses to boost their academic results on school league tables. How widespread is this phenomenon? Are schools taking similar measures in the US and Canada?"