John is a teacher of math and a homeschooling parent who offers a radical-sounding proposal: that we cease to require math instruction in middle and high school.
If math education was done well...REALLY WELL...in the lower grades, we'd have a bunch of kids who are mathematically fluent. If then, they liked math (which they might, if they were taught well!), and wanted to enter a career in which higher levels of math are required, they'd have the necessary foundation to move ahead. And, if they didn't want to enter a math-oriented career, they'd have what they needed to enter society with the skills necessary to thrive.
What do you think?