While I agree with your (and other responders) point that math knowledge is almost universally needed, at least to some extent, my point is that there are many people who function mentally better in schooling where there is more practice than theory.
But we have made College into something it was never intended for, a finishing school for all high school grads. At the same time we have denigrated the vocational and trade schools. This Educrat and Leveler nonsense needs to choked, choked to death.
FYI : your answer is 1 and a 3rd Quarts or is this a trick question? (grin!)