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Have Times Changed?

In 1933, the American Mathematical Monthly reported that: It is the consensus of opinion among college teachers of mathematics...that the secondary schools produce graduates with the following general characteristics:

  • Worn out and weary of mathematics,
  • No inspiration for individual investigation,
  • No appreciation of accuracy,
  • Not able to place a decimal point in its proper place,
  • Direct and inverse proportions are meaningless.

Almost three-quarters of a century have passed...has anything changed?