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Basic grounding a necessary part of citizenship (1)

Spazmania (174582) | about 2 years ago | (#41681769)

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 they should be shortened in favor of adding computer science, business administration, engineering and industrial design. But it is absurd to suggest that a most basic knowledge of chemistry or the other core arts and sciences doesn't bear on one's civic responsibility as a voter.

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