On Jul 3, 2013, at 12:08 PM, Joe Niederberger <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I'm also able to see that literally millions and millions of Americans enjoy and benefit from the musical training they have received, even if they are not all symphony level players or even making a living at it.
Making a living at it? How about just playing a musical instrument period. Or are you suggesting that millions and millions of people play musical instruments? It seems pretty damn rare, like finding an adult that knows algebra. And I am not talking about make believe in a school band. Anybody can do that, that is why it is done that way.
You seemed to have switched gears. When you spoke of teaching logic explicitly I thought you meant to change the status quo and enable the majority of the population to have success with mathematics and reasoning beyond arithmetic and beyond school, rather than the current 5% or so. Now you seemed to have opened the door to "Well, it is just so damn enjoyable to take these classes."