A Washington Post columnist, Richard Cohen, opened up a can of worms last week with a column that proposes that high school algebra is useless for most students, and should be dropped as a requirement for everyone.
Bloggers all over the map have jumped on the column. Chad at Uncertain Principles offers a comparison to the difficulties in narrative structure in literature. His comments ring true to me. Besides studying physics, I also have a degree in Comparative Literature.
Rather than comment on the Cohen piece here, I wrote Cohen a personal e-mail and diarized about the issue at The Daily Kos. Check it out.