Commentary In Defense of Useless Math: Why the New Common Core Isn’t As Liberating As It Seems Dale Debakcsy From: Volume 39, No. 1 January / February 2015 ShareTweet Dale Debakcsy Dale DeBakcsy is a regular contributor to The Freethinker, New Humanist, and Philosophy Now. He is also the coauthor of Light Opera and Heavy Consequences and most certainly doesn’t still, once a year, around August, try and use The Force. See more articles This article is available to subscribers only. Subscribe now or log in to read this article.