[Rushtalk] Laughable............

John Quayle blueoval57 at verizon.net
Sat Jul 22 09:24:37 MDT 2017

/*Calculus is legalized brutality.......it's the sole reason I don't 
have an MBA today!*/

On 7/22/2017 10:12 AM, Steven Laib wrote:
> Actually algebra is "white math" so everyone else should not have to 
> learn it. It is racist, just like trigonometry and calculus.
> Sent from my iPhone
> On Jul 22, 2017, at 7:48 AM, Stephen Frye <stephen.frye at outlook.com 
> <mailto:stephen.frye at outlook.com>> wrote:
>> Interesting, John.  When I mentioned that so many parents couldn’t do 
>> simple algebra, your answer was that you checked with your engineers 
>> and they said why should they, we have calculators?
>> Personally, I think that Algebra I, Geometry I, and Trigonometry I or 
>> Trig/pre-calc should be mandatory for graduation from high school.  
>> (Personally, I would like to substitute Algebra II in place of 
>> Geometry, but that’s just me.) But in order to be successful in those 
>> classes, students need the foundations from Primary and Middle 
>> schools. But none of this is simple.  We don’t want the Federal 
>> Government involved, we want it at state level.  The problem with 
>> state level is that we quickly reach the point where a high school 
>> diploma from one state isn’t comparable to one from another.  I am 
>> not sure that is good either.  I particularly like the Abitur path in 
>> Western Europe.  But there the students and parents are interested in 
>> education.  In the U.S., education is the number one commodity for 
>> which people strive to get the least for their money.  Before 
>> anything will work, we need to fix that.  And I don’t know how to 
>> change attitudes.  Our kids simply don’t give a shit.
>> *From:*rushtalk-bounces at csdco.com <mailto:rushtalk-bounces at csdco.com> 
>> [mailto:rushtalk-bounces at csdco.com] *On Behalf Of *John Quayle
>> *Sent:* Friday, July 21, 2017 10:37 PM
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>> *Subject:* [Rushtalk] Laughable............
>>   No, Algebra Isn't a 'Civil Rights Issue,' and Kids Aren't That
>>   Stupid <http://em.mrc.org/v0850LUb0KYSRinfB00L000>
>> <http://em.mrc.org/v0850LUb0KYSRinfB00L000>
>> In the latest move to dumb down society to the point where our brains 
>> no longer function at all, one community college chancellor is now 
>> suggesting high schools and colleges nix algebra classes because 
>> they’re too hard.
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