Calculus is something you will lose if you don't use after graduation.
High school is not university. They are teaching the run-of-the-mill
kind of math in high school.
If the teachers have been teaching the same subject for 30 years, they
must be very good at it even if they weren't when they started.
Parents can never match the level of competence of a professional
teacher. Homeschooling is screwing your kids out of a proper education.
It doesn't matter, as long as the institution can impart the best
knowledge money can buy to the new generation of graduates.
A tradition of homeschooling will just dumb the population down until
everybody is an idiot.
True. Which leads to the interesting question of why it is taught in high
school except on the conceptual level.
'Calculus Made Easy: Being a Very-Simplest Introduction to Those Beautiful
Methods of Reckoning which Are Generally Called by the Terrifying Names of
the Differential Calculus and the Integral Calculus'
Silvanus P. Thompson
I haven't seen the updated edition nor have I seen any of the texts used ar
the high school level but like some of the Amazon reviewers I stumbled ypon
the book a good thirty years after I puzzled my way through Schwarz's puzzle
palace and regretted not having had read it for the introduction. I doubt it
has been improved upon in the last 100 years.
You are starting to argue against yourself. I'm sure many homeschoolers are
perfectly capable of imparting run of the mill math to their offspring,
assuming anyone could. Personally, by the time I was in high school, I was
dipping into Principia Mathematica rather than doing my plane geometry
homework. I almost flunked that since I found the Euclidean QED exercises
much less fascinating than Whitehead & Russell.
That sums up the first 12 years of my education. I pursued a self study
course and if my current interest lined up with what I was supposed to be
learning, all was good in the world. If they didn't I barely skated through
with passing grades.
Homeshooled folks are victims of their parents' stupidity.
Their parents made them grow up in a protective bubble. They feel out of
place when they integrate back into the general population as a grown-up.
Homeshooling should be treated as child abuse.
Unfortunately that is a big "if", and it's seldom done right.
Everybody knows one should spend less, save more, and invest one's money
wisely. If it's done right, we would all be millionaires, but hardly
anyone of us has done right.
Homeschooling deprives kids of their right to a proper education.
They have a right to pursue an education, but no right to one being
Just as you have a right to keep and bear arms but no right to arms
being provided... when you're required to supply the guns, then talk to
us about the right to have someone supply an education.
Try stand at a busy downtown street corner and survey how many percent
of adult population, who have been out of school for ten years or more,
can explain and demonstrate Newton's "First Principles" of calculus.
Most likely 0.
Looks like parents that pay for college are the stupid ones.
If government forces government indoctrination then why pay the final
Socialist/Marxist professors to finish the job...
Better to pay to have them taken from that "education" cult and
deprogram the kids and undo the indoctrination. It might save a few of