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In a blog post at the Washington Post, the father of a high school boy wonders why his son has to take a chemistry class when he doesn't want to and will never become a chemist. The father, David Bernstein, writes that, yes, it is important to expose students to different subjects and that his son should learn analytical skills through a chemistry class, but he argues that there are different ways to get a taste of science and learn skills.

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