Every word problem is an algebra problem. Every statistics problem is an algebra problem. Every video game is filled with overt algebra as the basic statistics of the games, even Farmville. I won't argue that we teach it in the right way—in fact I don't think we do - but I will argue that people use it every day and don't even think about it.
I used to respect John McCain, would have even considered voting for him before the fiasco of the 2008 campaign when he changed his position on many important issues to fit within hardline GOP ideology. Now I'm just speechless that he's turned his back on his own legacy of fighting for campaign finance reform. Very sad.
Marriage takes a lot of work under the most stable circumstances. Add in the stressor of reduced income and ALL of the daily irritants become HUGE and seemingly insurmountable, which means divorce. Mother Jones publication is the best.
After reading the headline, I was ready to scream in opposition, but after reading the rest of the article I actually agree. Not sure how feasible these ideas would really be, but I am inclined to believe they would make our society better.