Algebra not needed

Posted Tuesday, Feb. 04, 2014  comments  Print Reprints
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As a former educator may I ask: How many times have you seen anyone use algebra? Why can't first aid and/or some vocational course be substituted for algebra? First aid can save lives, can it not? Never heard of algebra saving a life.

I've been around for 76 years and have never seen algebra used.

— Joe Holmes, Arlington

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