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How come calculus isnt mandatory in american schools?

In countries like china or india 99% of high school students take calculus. So why dosent the united states make it mandatory so 99% of american students will take it as well?

Asked By: - 4/21/2011
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Because for very many jobs, calculus is just not necessary. It would be a waste of time for the students that really shouldn't be in Calc, and the school, and would limit the school's options to teach more advanced classes like AP Calculus AB & BC, or Multivariable Calc & Differential Equations, or other college level... More
Answered By: maliboo_girl - 4/21/2011
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its all part of the system that has been in place for the past 100 or so years making our kids progressively dumber. they culminated this disaster with something called "no child left behind". in that system, the smart kid is penalized for making all the dumb kids feel inadequate.
Answered By: Bob - 4/21/2011
 
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