I am a product of the public school system and so are my 2 kids. WE read, write and do both simple and higher math. We know that there are 50 states and what their capitals are. We know who won WWI and WWII (the military), and who lost the VietNam War (the politicians). We also know that if you spend more money than you have, you are in big trouble. And we know the value of honest labor and love of God and Country.