I thought America didn’t produce White computer and math geniuses any more? Just ask Bill Gates. He said he needs, DESPERATELY NEEDS, “unlimited H1-B visas” because we’re too stupid here to work for him.
The fact that he is homeschooled is worth notice. I have found that just doing 1/2 hour of math a day leads to very fast progress, such as trigonometry in 4 months, even in a kid who doesn’t (or didn’t) like to do math.
The math you want to have before going to college is calculus and statistics. These two subjects winnow out a lot of students from the more challenging majors that will lead to better job prospects, such as a B.S. in Business versus a B.A. A B.S. business major crunches numbers to see if a business should get a loan, and at what interest rate, or works at a hedge fund. The B.A. business major works in Human Resources and reviews “benefit plans” and decides if an affirmative action potential hire will be at least minimally qualified for the job.
The difference between a B.S. in business and a B.A. in business is “Business Calculus.”
Statistics is critical for business as well, as well as the higher medical field, such as becoming a doctor, veterinarian, or medical researcher.
The idea of becoming a scientist is not considered “glamorous” to American high school kids. They (we) were convinced to cede this field. The top prize of female attention doesn’t go to math nerds and future scientists in the high schools. Of course the homeschoolers don’t get the memo, so they grow up to compete in these rarefied fields.
My conclusion is that high schools are effectively Psy Ops against White kids. They teach all the wrong things about life, that become inapplicable the moment they graduate. There’s a book called “Hold on to your Kids; Why Parents need to matter more than Peers.”
Public schools cultivate Peer Orientation. But one’s Peers are the worst possible “guidance.”