JumpyTheFrog Posted November 27, 2011 Share Posted November 27, 2011 I know a homeschooling family that is really into math. The dad, however, thinks that taking any science before calculus is a "waste of time." When I pointed out that most students graduate high school without taking calculus, and therefore may never take science, he didn't think it was a problem. He really seems to think that people don't need science unless they major in a related field in college. I find it all strange because other than this, they are the most rigorous homeschooling family I know. They do lots of world history, math, and writing. He's also really into economics and government - basically anything but science. I see scientific illiteracy as a big problem in our country, especially in areas related to medicine. How can people evaluate what they hear about new studies "showing this or that" if they have no biology or statistical knowledge at all? How will they know who is lying or spinning the truth? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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