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Charles Richmond) writes: I breezed through math in high school, but halfway through my second year at university I lost it. I...
Not to worry: The "typical" kid may be a doofus, but there are plenty of bright, compebreastive ones. One of them is my daughter. She is getting ready for her senior year, and has gotten her counselor to agree to let her take 7 AP clbuttes. This past year she had five. She grumbles a little that her GPA (and thereby her clbutt ranking) is held back because they would not allow "weighting" of the clbuttes she took during her sophomore year in Europe, so she only got a 4.0 average for that year. She's climbing out of the hole though. She's also a musician (violin and cello) and a gung-ho member of the high school's Mock Trial team.
And she hangs out with other kids like that. Most of them are ahead of her in at least one subject, while she has broader interests. Her current goal is to teach Math and Music; she reserves judgement on what level she wants to teach until she has experienced the university.
It remains possible to get an excellent education in almost every public school in America, if you want it. The problem is that there is very little help for those who have not figured out why they should want it, and too many parents are no help at all.
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