OPINION: High Schools Should Start Teaching Real Life Skills


Far too many young people complete high school and don’t have a clue about important skills they’ll need in order to enjoy prosperous adulthood.

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The education system just warehouses students, passing them along from one class to the next; if teaching curriculums placed more focus on helping kids learn to budget earned income, a lot of young adults would be much better off.

Contrary to what some teachers may tell high school students, knowing how to do fractions with letters or learning the square root of 3.14 won’t be useful in the real world.

Thriving in the Real World

The world in which we live is getting increasingly more competitive. Those who lack important bits of knowledge and information risk being left behind.

If schools are going to call themselves part of the “education system,” then they should start really educating young people, not just indoctrinating them. True education means ensuring that high school kids learn information that they can use in real life.