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MATH IS JUST TOO HARD AND POINTLESS FOR MOST JOBS! I have 2 degrees and had to suffer through trig and calculus. I had to take calculus 3x before I passed in the class of those “fun” math teachers. (That's why some math and science classes are used as “weed out” classes. Congratulations, these classes finally worked! That's why there are 2-year waiting lists for law and MBA schools.) Later, when I got my job for which I had studied, all the math was done on specialty computer programs, MS Excel templates, or some specialist was in charge of “cranking the numbers” for me. I never used trig nor calculus—only algebra on MS Excel. So, these classes were just so much “fluff” requirements to graduate, but not necessary for actual work. With the costs of education continuing to rise, students can only afford to take the classes they actually need for work, not what academics in ivory towers pontificate and require.
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