I love teaching statistics, and I agree with this author that statistics is more practical for most people than is calculus. But can you spot the false dichotomy here?
Let’s get rid of high school calculus and start teaching young students the math skills they really need.We can, and should, do both--teach kids the skills they need and teach calculus to those who are capable of learning it.
And don't you love this comment? Where does it not apply? Let's just postpone every high-level class to college!
And those who do need it (calculus) – future engineers, physicists, and the like – can take it in college.The same can be said for chemistry, biology, literature, sociology...
Let's just call a spade a spade here. The author has written a stupid column.