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High school is essentially useless.

Prof says: "Nothing you learn in high school will matter in your future." Roger Schank dissects high-school curriculum like a frog in formaldehyde.

- He makes fair points (particularly biology and economics), but I think he's way off on algebra and physics. The only way to learn the "useful" maths of geometry and particularly trigonometry is to have a strong basis in algebra, and all three of those are required to learn the physics he finds useful.Sep 3, 2012