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It isn't "math anxiety", it's called "not being good at math", and that's for good reason. You see, not everyone's good at math. Thus, people who look at math and cringe don't necessarily want to get out of doing math because they're lazy, it's because they can't math.
Just because someone's bad at math doesn't mean they shirk at it. I know plenty of people who aren't Einstiens yet try their best in math. It's called not giving up.
Second, simply applying yourself in math class doesn't solve. It's not the student, it's the class. According to PBS, there is substantial amount of our schools in crisis, with critically low budgets, bad teachers, etc. (http://www.pbs.org...) Just because a teacher's bad doesn't mean we should call the students lazy idiots for being able to do math. Ultimately, the only way to solve for this math deficit is by fixing the broken eduation system we have, something the pro doesn't do.
Even if we get anxiety from thinking of stuff for too long, that doesn't mean we won't do it. Take real-world debate for example. I have known bad debaters who have been forced to debate other debaters, debaters who are certain to win the Tournament of Champions (it's the Super Bowl of high school debate). Did those bad debaters forfeit? No! They got crushed, but they didn't give up. Another way to solve this problem is to solve the chronic problem of our population that is giving up.
corkbed forfeited this round.
forfeiture, vote con
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