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Sun Jul 23 19:04:58 MDT 2017
/*I took physics as an undergrad and never used calc.......*/
On 7/22/2017 11:40 PM, Stephen Frye wrote:
> For Calculus I believe that. I have found no practical use other than
> moving through physics. I am sure it is useful in Chemistry, also.
> But when I needed help, it was the physicists who could do it.
> *From:*rushtalk-bounces at csdco.com [mailto:rushtalk-bounces at csdco.com]
> *On Behalf Of *John Quayle
> *Sent:* Saturday, July 22, 2017 8:32 AM
> *To:* rushtalk at csdco.com
> *Subject:* Re: [Rushtalk] Laughable............
> */Actually, Stephen, I went to engineers when I worked for GE and had
> calculus. Not a single one of them could explain it to me. Most didn't
> even try. The company comptroller said to me, "we don't use that crap
> anymore for forecasting." /*
> On 7/22/2017 8:48 AM, Stephen Frye 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.
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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>
> 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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