Math sections on tests like this aren’t exactly difficult.*
I’ll agree that most people aren’t going to use a lot of the math covered on those tests; that doesn’t mean that math is useless.**
The fact that this administrator is trumpeting his inability to answer any of 60 10th grade math problems (though he did get 10 correct by guessing!) is baffling.
That said, not everyone needs to be good at math. What matters is being able to figure it out in the end (life is an open book test, after all); if this guy couldn’t even figure out how to get started on 10th grade math, then it’s a good fucking thing he went into education administration, cause if he’d gone into a real field, he’d be screwed.
Pardon my French. It’s the language of math.
*Full disclosure: I’ve taken a lot of math, and stopped when I didn’t understand it any more. Which was around neighborhoods.
**Far from it; I think most people would benefit far more from classes in discrete math, particularly probability and logic.