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MacDonald's Maths

The Age        October 22, 2009

Dear Editor,

I read your article about MacDonald's free maths online program (Wednesday, October 21).   I shake my head in disbelief to hear the criticism of "free advertising". 

The online program is an absolute lifesaver for many maths students - anyone who has missed lessons or is not keeping up (or has a dud maths teacher).  I use it to brush up my own maths too.  There is only the tiniest mention on the opening screen that it is supplied by MacDonalds. 

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The real question to me is why the critics, who operate a multi-billion-dollar tax-funded monopoly, never provided this brilliant service to the youth of Australia themselves!

Philip O’Carroll Co-Founder, Fitzroy Community School