Yes, algebra is necessary

The Washington Post:

When I first saw yesterday’s New York Times op-ed, I mistook it for a joke. The title, “Is algebra necessary?” had the ring of Thurber’s classic essay, “Is sex necessary?”, a send-up of psychological sex manuals of the 1920s. Unfortunately, the author, Andrew Hacker, poses the question in

earnest, and draws the conclusion that algebra should not be required of all students.

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