A recent Washington Post article by columnist Richard Cohen downplaying the importance of algebra has caused quite a stir in the EduSphere. But it's this teenaged girl [Spunky Jr.] who very capably rebuts Mr. Cohen's arguments and may just have a future career as a writer or mathematician.There are other links and rebuttals included in the carnival, so do check that out. Spunky herself comments here.
Oh--the title of this post? Remember the furor over Teen Talk Barbie in 1992? If you don't, check this out. And this.
And from one of the comments on Spunky Jr.'s post, some thoughts on God and math.