who is mr hacker
Yes, young people should learn to read and write and do long division, whether they want to or not. But there is no reason to force them to grasp vectorial angles and discontinuous functions. Think of math as a huge boulder we make everyone pull, without assessing what all this pain achieves. So why require it, without alternatives or exceptions? Thus far I haven’t found a compelling answer.
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That quote uses examples from classes that definitely aren't required in high school and calls in algebra. I can tell you that vectorial angles aren't in the first three years of high school math. Regular algebra is both necessary and easy given enough effort.
I'd like to consider his boulder metaphor. That boulder of his is in the middle of a road to, shall we say, graduation. He's suggesting that we paint over it so it looks like the road instead of moving it.
i agree with the above quote from the article