The education system prides itself on teaching the children exactly what they need to know but in high school there seems to be a shift away from what they need. There used to be a time in high school when children took a class called home economics. In this class they learned how to budget and how to save money at the grocery store. They learned how to manage a home. This class over the years, due to shifts in financial backing and the managing of a schools funding, has taken that sort of class out of most of the public schools. Some private schools still teach this sort of thing but even these schools are gearing more toward business, math, and science.
So why aren’t these classes more important to schools. The truth is most of these students could benefit from these classes. In a world where being an adult is harder and more complicated than ever before it’s important that children get a course in the things that they matter.
A teenager, especially in their last year of high school, is approaching an age where they will be inundated with credit card offers and be applying for student loans and thinking about getting loans for a car. Having a basic understanding of how credit works will go a long way in being able to manage the constant barrage of credit offers as well as learn how to stay on top of their credit score.
The interest should be to educate children on practical knowledge at a time when they are generally disinterested in their studies. It’s one of the things that could benefit a teenager. However, unless the funding in these schools increase or the priorities in the school change there will be lots of teenagers without proper knowledge or real world happenings.