On Nov 12, 2012, at 6:13 PM, kirby urner <email@example.com> wrote:
> Most USA kids graduate high school not knowing about Unicode. Their ETS does not require it. They are borg. Resistence (for them) is futile.
Most kids graduate high school not knowing anything, even what the ETS requires. If we had tracks for different things, then there would be plenty of time to teach algebra and some unicode. Students could get the "private school" experiences we see at schools like Phillips. What you see in public school isn't because they teach algebra, it is because they teach algebra to everyone, again, and again, and again, till they pass. It consumes them (the school). When I went to high school, I took one year of aeronautics. We built an airplane, well, 6 classes over 6 years built an airplane.