In France, I am under the impression that the probability & statistics teaching in secondary school contains many disasters. For example, here are two typical exercises in books:
A coin is flipped 100 times and the results are 40 heads and 60 tails. What is the probability of getting one head ?
In a company containing 1000 employees, there are 400 women and 600 men. Does this company discriminate in job hirings ?
So, you wonder why do I say that in Cross Validated meta ? Well, I was thinking about that and I was tempted to open a discussion in Cross Validated about this topic. Cross Validated members come from many countries, and then I thought that such a discussion could be interesting.
However I'm afraid such a question does not fit well with Cross Validated. Firstly, it is not clear what I'm asking here; from one hand, I am interested in the causes of such a bad teaching, and from the other hand I am interested in the status of this teaching in other countries. It is rather a "discussion request" than a question. Secondly, I'm afraid such a question could become "popular", and brings me many reputation points whereas this is not what I expect. By the way I could be seen as cynical if I opened such a question (especially since I'm not a comfortable English speaker, it's difficult to assess the perception of my readers, and to improve my text in order to avoid misperception).
Thus, for opening such a potentially "popular question", or rather discussion, should we find another place than Cross Validated ?