This has been a great week for math skepticism. First we had Stanford University math warrior combating calculation using the Mental Abacus. Now we have some wonderful news from the nation's school systems, as more than 60,000 teachers find themselves out of a job.
Take THAT, answerists!
This victory against the numero-governmental conspiracy is the best news I've heard all week. With fewer teachers to indoctrinate our students with their "one right answer" injustice, our nation's youth will finally be free to explore alternative interpretations of math and science and history and Billy Budd. We have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to ensure that our schools teach the controversy in these unproven subjects.
Well, to a point, since there'll be no teachers to actually teach the controversy. But I'm sure the students will pick it up on their own. They're pretty smart nowadays with their smartphones and their Twitting.
Now I know what you're saying. "What about those poor teachers? What will they do now that they're unemployed?"
Pff. I dunno. Perhaps they can find some freelance indoctrination work or something. Long as they're not NOT teaching our students that 5 times 7 can equal philtrum, I don't give a hoot what they do.