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Submitted by Ollabelle
Ollabelle (980205) writes "David Bernstein, a nonprofit executive who lives in Gaithersburg, Md., has two sons, ages 7 and 15. He has previously written about how schools fail students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Now he turns his attention to mandated curriculum in public schools, and argues that his sons shouldn't be forced to take any science class."
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Parent questions mandatory high school chemistry

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  • A child should graduate High School with a basic grounding in all the myriad fields which are central to modern society. Your 15 year old will be a voter in just 3 years. It would be nice if he isn't completely ignorant when he chooses his candidate. Democracy is a responsibility as much as it is a right: a responsibility to be well enough educated to vote intelligently.

    Do Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Biology and Physics each need an entire year to provide a student with a basic grounding? Maybe not. Maybe th

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