Arthur Benjamin on Statistics

TOPIC: math education

The relative importance of statistics vs calculus — something I've pondered many times as a part-time member of the math & computer science department at a small liberal arts college. Our general distribution requirements here demand neither calculus nor statistics, although of course our science majors end up at various levels of calculus, and some eventually include a thorough one-semester statistics class.

Would it be interesting and useful to re-organize some things and plan for a required stats experience?