I work in the food service section of a retail store, and some of the young people I work with have no idea what a half or a quarter pound of food looks like when weighed on a food scale! I have tried to explain to them that 1/2 pound looks the same as 1/2 dollar, that is, .50, etc. Finally one young lady told me that they don't teach those things in school anymore! I was shocked! Is true all over the country? How can kids know how to do anything without learning fractions?