As MountainBiker said, this is a little off topic drifting, but I think we can stand that because it’s an interesting drift: the substandard education that is commonly taught in public schools [and private schools, often] suggests to me that there is a lot to be said for Home Schooling. If home schooling isn’t possible for whatever reasons, then 74’s idea is a good one: spend time re-educating the children to minimise the damaging programming being dispensed in the schools.

If anyone wants to create a new thread about education, feel free.

Bugs Bunny: "I speak softly, but I carry a big stick."
Yosemite Sam: "Oh yeah? Well I speak LOUD! and I carry a BIGGER stick! and I use it, too!" BAM!