Sue needs to know that rich people who don’t mind their money rapidly BECOME poor people. Many portions of math will not be useful in your lifetime, but until you know (and we can’t) all the paths your life will take, you don’t know which ones.
I’m a former self-taught engineer. And I also agree that our school systems are not doing the best they could do. If I were currently young and raising my kids, I’d probably choose to home-school with the help of online resources.
John Zakour and Scott Roberts