Happy first day! (and some motivation)

Many of our math teachers are kicking off their first day with students today–and I hope it’s going great.

To light a fire on your first day, I wanted to share some statistics about AP classes in Mississippi that I was looking at recently. In 2012, only 33 students in the entire state took the AP Calculus BC test. Of the students that took the AP Calculus AB test, more scored a 1 than scored a 3, 4, or 5 combined. And of the students that passed an AP exam in the state, only 11% were African-American–though African-American students made up just over half of the graduating class.

To the something better being started today!

Go get ’em!