I think if our students, if our high school students — if all of the American citizens — knew about probability and statistics, we wouldn’t be in the economic mess that we’re in today

Arthur Benjamin

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“Teach Statistics Before Calculus!” TED2009. Feb. 2009. Conference Presentation.

Source: "Teach Statistics Before Calculus!" TED2009. Feb. 2009. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote by mathematician Arthur Benjamin means that if all American citizens were taught probability and statistics in high school, the late-2000s economic crisis may not have happened. The quote is from Benjamin's brief 2009 TED Talk about why high school students should be taught statistics. Watch the full TED Talk here: Arthur Benjamin - Teach Statistics Before Calculus!