Are you a victim of social promotion? Many of my friends were victims of social promotion and went to college with only a 9th grade education to guide them through college-level courses. To be honest, the general public has no idea that students are being passed from one grade to the next not being ready. The media working hand in hand with the department of education in most states across America create the illusion that learning is taking place when in fact the opposite is true. I do some private in-home math tutoring from time to time and can honestly say that I am shocked to know that high school students do not know how to solve simple linear equations like 2x + 5 = 10 or add fractions like 1/2 + 2/3 or write a complete sentence. What are your thoughts?