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[–] dropped_the_pen 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Came here to say this! Depending on how you were brought up, not everybody realizes how tricky it can be at first. So many people realize that when they start university and have to manage on a budget for the first time in their life!

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[–] StiltzkinTheMoogle 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago  (edited ago)

I will never support this idea.

Schools teach you how to add, subtract, calculate percentages, they teach you how to read and follow instructions, and they teach you to ask questions. That's all you need to know to be an all-star in the field of personal financial management.

It's not our education system's responsibility to hold our hand and tell us each and every specific thing that we may need to know. Some things you're able to figure out for yourself.

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[–] mneln 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

Education is there to teach people things that their parents cant. If you grew up around people that think credit cards are free money, you'd think the same until you're stuck in debt hell. It's up to public education to break the cycle of ignorance for societys sake. Shit that seems obvious to you isn't to other people who don't have any way to "figure things out" because they don't even know they're wrong.

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[–] russel 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

i cannot upgoat this enough. Personal Finance Management. Budget creation.

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[–] nock 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

This always seems to be the top reply in threads like these. Was my high school really the only one to have a required economics class that covered things like this? We learned the basics of how the stock market works, how loans work, stuff like that. It was only a semester long class, but it seems like no one else had this sort of thing even offered at their schools.

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[–] underwookie 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

In addition to what is generally offered now I'd argue for courses in critical thinking skills, basic credit/financial management, and some serious goddamn physical fitness emphasis.

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[–] oooWooo 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Critical thinking is the first thing they try to engrain in your head in college (at least in a couple of my courses eg. English 101). There is absolutely no reason we should wait until college to start teaching kids to think for themselves.

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[–] Arotaes_Forgehammer 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Theology

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[–] Shut-in 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

In my experience this is included. During my freshman year one of our big units was world religions, the main focuses being the Abrahamic religions and eastern religions. It wasn't super in depth but I think it gave a good introduction to the most popular religions, and enough to understand casual references.

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[–] michigangster 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I agree if you mean in general and not focusing on one belief system.

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[–] 1st_Chair_Mayonnaise 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I assume that's what /u/Arotaes_Forgehammer meant. I think it would be great to have it taught in conjunction with Philosophy though, because that also helps, especially in critical thinking.

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[–] Arotaes_Forgehammer 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Yeth.

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[–] KayleeSeasons 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I agree, but you know why that can't happen.. The Christians/catholics. They'd have the schools head.

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[–] Arotaes_Forgehammer 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

It needs to be done.

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[–] freeroof 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Financial management and mathematics.

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[–] RarePepeEnthusiast 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Or maybe just a computer literacy class, since the majority of people neither need or want to know how they work, just how to use them. A big part of this class should be learning to type, quickly and efficiently.

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[–] Bolognaking 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I agree with this. Maybe it's because I'm actually doing computer science, but I believe that people should have at least a basic understanding of the way that things work on one of the major instruments that has shaped our society.

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[–] Ambiguous_Lumberjack 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Basic cooking skills. Eating is essential to survival. Being able to cook for yourself can also potentially help with the obesity issue. Less premade processed foods, more nutritious whole foods.

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[–] Bunniesystems 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

This also helps with what everyone else is saying, finances. Cooking food yourself is so much cheaper than ordering takeout every night.

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[–] xott 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Physical education.

Done right, not the trial of passage it currently is. We could raise the first healthiest generation of kid that the world had ever seen. Rather than a generation riddled with diabetes and obesity. Proper physical education would also probably have a huge psychological benefit, reducing depression and disaffection in out teens.

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[–] I_am_the_nightwing 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

P.E. paired with a health class would be great. Alternating schedule, some days you exercise, some days you learn about nutrition, sex and the safety precautions, and how to live a healthy lifestyle.

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[–] Blobfish 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

First Aid course! It would be so easy to implement, just put in a health class. Basic first aid is an essential skill that everyone should have the opportunity to learn. A few weeks of curriculum and you can also give them a level 1 first aid certificate which they can add to their resumes. You never know when you might need you training, and when it happens they'll have the confidence they need to provide help.

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