Sunday, December 26, 2010

Favorite comments of '10: Cranberry on parental choice

(Revenge against the nerds by teachers)

I have a suggestion to support the "tidy math students." Offer two curricula, messy math and tidy math. Parents can select either one. After all, if the argument is that tidy math doesn't work for a certain section of the population, then it follows that messy math won't work for the rest of the population. Allow the parents who work in quantitative professions to choose the math programs which, in their judgement, best prepare their children for quantitative professions. Don't refuse to allow lawyers' children access to the tidy math curriculum, but don't force tidy children to work with a messy math curriculum.

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