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What can you say to math teacher who think math is more important than other subjects?

My youngest has a math teacher who is telling him that he can make a C in art, English, science, history, or anything else because none of those subjects matter as much as math for the future. I'd like to see my son make higher grades in math, but somehow this method doesn't seem a positive or helpful one. I've talked to this teacher, and he is adamant that math is more important than any other subject, and the principal doesn't have a backbone. Ideas?

Asked By: mathmannered - 6/5/2011
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I agree with Kelly, that the teacher should not try to justify his subject as being more important. It is truthful for him to say that math is becoming increasingly important in the future world of careers, but not everyone is going to be directly using math as the main focus of their job. I believe that English... More
Answered By: iris - 6/5/2011
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To a certain extent, your son's math teacher is right.
Answered By: Zarn - 6/5/2011
 
Maths and English are way more important than any other subjects. You NEED passes in those.
Answered By: Ginny Jin - 6/5/2011
 
He is right. If your child can do good in math, he can do good in any subject.
Answered By: Absolute Value - 6/5/2011
 
I am a math teacher, so my answer may not be want you want to hear. While math is very important, it is unacceptable for any teacher to tell a student that they can slack in any other class. Teachers are taught to push academic excellence in all areas so that children can meet their full potential. The argument... More
Answered By: ~~kelly~~ - 6/5/2011
 
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