A large majority of Americans think schools are placing too much emphasis on the wrong subjects, and more than half think they're doing just a fair job in preparing children for the work force or giving them the practical skills they need to survive as adults, according to an Associated Press poll released June 27. So what do people think the schools should focus on? More than a third of respondents said math. English was a distant second, at 21 percent. A tiny fraction picked art, music, and the sciences, such as biology and chemistry. Parents might want more math

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