Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Help Wanted: No Math Needed

Apparently one of the few jobs out there where no knowledge of math is required is being the Assistant Superintendent of the Issaquah School District.

According to ISD's Assistant Superintendent Ron Thiele "Within the public there will be a percentage of students that go on to be engineers but there are a large percentage of them that will go on to be successful in fields unrelated to math.” So all you future Assistant Superintendents can rest easy and just go along with the inquiry-based math curriculum which leads to mathematical illiteracy.

Students and parents in the Issaquah School District may also be fascinated to learn that ISD isn't even attempting to teach students who may seek technical careers. Quoting Assistant Superintendent Thiele If our job were to produce engineers then having [engineers] on the committee would make perfect sense,” Thiele said. “But that’s not what we’re doing.

Ron: Remember, there are only 10 kinds of people: Those who understand binary and those who don't. Maybe Ms. Nielson can explain it...

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