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

John Quayle blueoval57 at verizon.net
Sat Jul 22 09:42:23 MDT 2017


/*I failed the course three times at $1,800 a pop, Dennis. Each time I 
did worse than the time before. */


On 7/22/2017 11:34 AM, Dennis Putnam wrote:
> 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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>>>> <mailto:rushtalk at csdco.com>>
>>>> *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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