San Francisco hopes to finally start closing the math gap in city schools

Jill Tucker:

The 20 soon-to-be San Francisco fourth-graders sat on the classroom rug Tuesday and puzzled over the math word problem: If you have 14 stickers and want to give three to each friend, how many friends will get stickers?

“This is garbage,” said one student, frustrated by what he and many of his peers described as an impossible scenario.