IMO, having to study for 12 years in order to learn the basis of

Mathematics which will enable one to acquire a technical diploma, is very

unsuitable for the information age.

I think children of average intelligence can be taught Math much more

quickly than that. For once, Algebra should be introduced already in

Elementary School. And I think Geometry should be taught in the first

place from the basic theorems according to the High School curriculum.

What ways do you have in mind in order to fasten pre-academic Math

studies?

One thing I can think of is privatizing schools. (not to start a flame

war here). Doing this will create competition between the competing

schools or school networks, and will raise teacher's salary. Right now,

the public school system has failed to prove itself in many places, except

those where the Teachers' salary is extremly high. (e.g: Switzerland)

Regards,

Shlomi Fish

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