In response to another writer’s reply to my letter regarding calculus. The writer should research “private colleges” on calculus requirements.
Very few private colleges “require” but only “recommend” calculus.
Harvard does neither.
The breakdown of high school graduates that go on to higher education: 28 percent, community or technical colleges; 21 percent state colleges; 20 percent private colleges; 3 percent career.
Bottom line: 60 percent of all college freshmen don’t graduate in four years.
Hence: calculus “may help” with their goal to graduate, but will be just a small help if any.