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

by qleem (#40842495) Attached to: Speed of Sound Is Too Slow For the Olympics

"[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

Some people claim that the UNIX learning curve is steep, but at least you only have to climb it once.