First: I love math. I think it’s critical. I was the first female in my high school to ever pass the AP calculus exam. My ability to do calculus and statistics got me my first professional job in Human Resources.
And I don’t think everyone should have to learn advanced math. Basic math, yes. Calculus? No.
Students staged a sit-in at Manhattan’s LaGuardia High School to protest an increased focus on academics. Now, normally I would say that the kids should stop whining and do their homework, but this high school is a performing arts school made famous in Fame–the movie and television show. You remember, Fame, right? “I’m gonna live forever!”
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