Saturday, July 22, 2017

Math is Hard

But it's even harder if they don't bother to teach it to you: California College Chancellor Wants To Abolish Algebra Requirement, Calls It A ‘Civil Rights Issue’
The chancellor of California’s community college system said he wants to abolish the college algebra requirement and called it a “civil rights issue” in a Wednesday interview.

Eloy Ortiz Oakley, chancellor of California Community Colleges, made the argument while speaking with NPR. He pegged algebraas overly burdensome due to the disproportionate rate at which it prevents students from graduating from community colleges; nearly 50 percent of community college students do not complete their math requirement.

“This is a civil rights issue, but this is also something that plagues all Americans — particularly low-income Americans,” said Oakley. “If you think about all the underemployed or unemployed Americans in this country who cannot connect to a job in this economy — which is unforgiving of those students who don’t have a credential — the biggest barrier for them is this algebra requirement. It’s what has kept them from achieving a credential.”
SJWs don't need math. It just messes up their theories anyway.

1 comment:

  1. About 30 years ago, I went back to college. I already had an MD and was in practice, but noted that I was significantly lacking in knowledge of how to run a small business. I was shocked at the change from just 15 years before. The professor of accounting had to stop the regular class and give instructions to the recent high school graduates about how to do simple math.