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

Dennis Putnam dap1 at bellsouth.net
Sat Jul 22 09:34:57 MDT 2017

Nonsense. Calculus is simple and fun. Like playing puzzle games. The
caveat is that you must have a good background in algebra.

On 7/22/2017 11:24 AM, John Quayle wrote:
>                     /*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
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>>> [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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