Those of us who live and work in the UK are worried about the crisis in mathematics in this country, both in schools and universities. It appears that there are similar problems in Australia as described in Mathematics dying on the vine in Australian universities. As Alexandre Borovik of Mathematics under the Microscope, who pointed me to the post, says (well almost, I’ve slightly altered what he wrote)
- We continue to underestimate the gravity of the crisis of mathematical, and, more generally, scientific education [in] Western civilization.
So the question is What are we going to do about it?