Chemistry? So 20th Century

Filed under:Church of Liberalism,Priorities — posted by Anwyn on February 2, 2007 @ 1:05 pm

Here in the 21st century, we do Advanced Environmental Science. Your child was good at Chemistry and wanted to take Chem II? Too bad. We’ve replaced it with a class of combined biology and “earth science” with a little chem on the side and thrown in “Advanced” to make it sound like it’s good enough to replace Chem II.

Maconaquah is one of three high schools in my home county. “Earth Science” is what we made fun of otherwise smart kids for taking at my high school to keep their GPAs from faltering in Chem II or Physics if they were going for valadictorian. (I wasn’t in the running for valedictorian, and I took both Chem II and Physics, thanks.) I always assumed it was mostly geology. Somehow I doubt much geology is on the menu in “Advanced Environmental Science.” Bets are now being accepted on whether or not they view An Inconvenient Truth.

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