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Comment Re:I call bullshit. (Score 3, Funny) 255

"[Each] day finds some six million high school students and two million college freshmen struggling with algebra. [...] Why do we subject American students to this ordeal? I’ve found myself moving toward the strong view that we shouldn’t."
"Making mathematics mandatory prevents us from discovering and developing young talent."

From the NYT Jul 28
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/29/opinion/sunday/is-algebra-necessary.html?&pagewanted=all

The only difference between a car salesman and a computer salesman is that the car salesman knows he's lying.

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