Last night, our friend and colleague David Treeby sent us an article. By a guy named Jared Woodard, the article is called Rotten STEM: How Technology Corrupts Education. It is great. Read it. Then scream.
Another day, another person banging the STEM drum.
Today we’re supposedly learning about The case for making maths mandatory in high school.
Except we’re learning nothing of the sort.
What we are learning is that the author is incapable of composing a paragraph containing more than one sentence.
This is very annoying.
We are also learning nothing about mathematics education.
This is also very annoying.
We are learning, however, that a sequence of tendentious and unsupported and unconnected dot points makes for a boring and pointless newspaper column.
This is perfect.