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March 8, 2016 AT 5:00 am

Andrew Hacker Thinks Algebra II has to go #makereducation

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Nice breakdown of Andrew Hacker’s new book The Math Myth: And Other STEM Delusions up on Slate.

In his new book The Math Myth: And Other STEM Delusions, political scientist Andrew Hacker proposes replacing algebra II and calculus in the high school and college curriculum with a practical course in statistics for citizenship (more on that later). Only mathematicians and some engineers actually use advanced math in their day-to-day work, Hacker argues—even the doctors, accountants, and coders of the future shouldn’t have to master abstract math that they’ll never need.

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