Fractional Doom

I don’t know what more to say about this:

Teachers can’t do fractions.

For all the complex thoughts on teaching approaches and school feeding schemes and  exam difficulty and class sizes and parental involvement and availability of tertiary education and apprenticeships and any number of other issues, if teachers don’t know their subject education is doomed.

If education is doomed our economy will struggle along for decades. If our economy struggles, income inequality and poverty won’t improve. This is not hard.

Published by David Kirk

The opinions expressed on this site are those of the author and other commenters and are not necessarily those of his employer or any other organisation. David Kirk runs Milliman’s actuarial consulting practice in Africa. He is an actuary and is the creator of New Business Margin on Revenue. He specialises in risk and capital management, regulatory change and insurance strategy . He also has extensive experience in embedded value reporting, insurance-related IFRS and share option valuation.