Opinion: On the apparent horrors of requiring high school students to take chemistry

Scientific American's Doing Good Science Column offers this nicely done response from Janet D. Stemwedel to a Washington Post “Answer Sheet” blog by David Bernstein entitled Why are you forcing my son to take chemistry?

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"Habits of mind are the intended long-term take-away from a high school science class. High school science classes that are taught well actually deliver some familiarity with those habits of mind."