- Joanne Jacobs

# More math, more money

“When states raise the number of math classes they require students to take in high school,” __black students take more math and go on to earn more money__, writes Emily DeRuy in *The Atlantic*.

The higher requirements pushed more students to complete algebra and geometry — not calculus. “One of the reasons white students weren’t really affected by curriculum changes is that they were already taking the classes anyway,” she writes. “Black students weren’t.”