Vicki Dunne has put out a media release concerned that a decline in the Mathematics department at UC might impact on the number of qualified maths teachers in our education system. The ABC has picked up the story.
This raises two questions for mine:
1) Is UC the only place we get teachers from?
2) Does maths matter as much now we have machines to do the thinking for us? [Note: I’m not saying no-one needs to know advanced maths, just asking if everyone does]