I won't comment on American political discourse, but the best way to achieve equality in #math #education is to bring the bottom up (by promoting motivation and getting better instructors in schools), not moving the goalpost (plus calculus is very much a prerequisite in those "alternative" courses).
It is right to reject "gifted children" as a concept, because everyone can succeed, given the right tools and, more importantly, a work-hard mindset. Every student matters!
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