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Saturday, April 20, 2019

Letter: Students need more math to compete in 21st century | Letters To The Editor - The Mercury News

Students need more math to compete in 21st century.

Is society cheating our students by not providing the education needed for them to compete in the 21st century?
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Re: “Does more math in high school add up?” (Page B1, April 15):

Most people agree that our children are falling behind the rest of the world, especially in the STEM subject areas. How can anyone disagree with adding a fourth year of math?

We need more math education, not less. The article notes: “The extra year-long course could be the traditional calculus or more practical alternatives such as statistics, computer science or personal finance, administrators say.” We need calculus, not personal finance.
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Source: The Mercury News