I painfully hear what you are saying.
My kids go to school in the Philippines, private school but not one of the very expensive top schools.
My youngest is in the 6th grade, speaks reads and writes grammatically correct Visian, Tagalog, and English. He can also speak Bahasa and some
Japanese. He got an "A" in math this year, geometry, percentages, fractions, and multiply and divide up to 99,999. History, civics, and geography
Philippine, Asian, and US. Earth sciences. A's and B's. After school and weekends, he takes Aikido and Sayaw ng Kamatayan. He was making noise about
playing soccer next year. And prefers reading to TV, Harry Potter right now..
The oldest is in the 10th grade and speaks reads and writes grammatically correct Visian, and English. His Tagalog not so good. He also speaks Latin
American Spanish (learned from me), German, Japanese. And Castilian Spanish. He was working on calculus and advanced algebra. History and civics
Philippine, Asian, and US, with their political systems.His comment for the US and PI elections is "scary clown convention". Chemistry and physics
this year. A's with a one B. After school and weekends, he takes Aikido and Kung Fu, and Escrima. He's thinking about basketball, but I doubt it. And
he's a reader Lord of the Rings series and Foundation series this school break.
When they were describing their school to their cousin who lives in Texas she's 10th grade she said that schools didn't offer "that stuff". Her dad
was stunned to realize how little she was getting in comparison to the boys.
The boys were both evaluated when the school year ended to see what they need to get into a top university in Asia. They are both on track for
University of the Philippines, Silliman U (SMU level) in the PI and Singapore Tech (Cal Tech level) in Singapore. Oldest is leaning to engineering or
science so it's probably Singapore, guess I keep working.
Nope US education ain't what it used to be.
edit on 1/5/2016 by LamontCranston because: (no reason given)