35793479 story Political Science Prof Asks: Is Algebra Necessary? 1010 Posted by samzenpus on Sunday July 29, 2012 @04:26PM from the no-math-for-you dept. Capt.Albatross writes "Andrew Hacker, a professor of Political Science at the City University of New York and author of Higher Education? How Colleges Are Wasting Our Money and Failing Our Kids — and What We Can Do About It, attempts to answer this question in the negative in today's New York Times Sunday Review. His primary claim is that mathematics requirements are prematurely and unreasonably limiting the level of education available to otherwise capable students ."