Unfortunately, this is all too believable:
Received an email from a parent.
Not one of our students, but rather the parent of a high school student who plans to attend this university. The parent is looking for advice on how to get the kid out of math. Seems that the kid has already taken the bare minimum number of units of high school math needed for graduation and has stopped taking math. The parent is wondering if the kid can take some sort of test (before forgetting any more math) to fulfill the university’s math requirement.
Guess what career the kid is planning on? School teacher.
From Rudbeckia Hirta at Learning Curves.
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