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April 13, 2009 4:49 PM Subscribe
Why aren't life skills taught in schools?
posted by sixcolors to Education (39 answers total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
I guess I'm talking about knowledge and skills that pertain to finances, work life, domestic life, social/dating life, the internet, and the law. And...how the education system works, itself. Pretty much the same categories we have here on AskMe.
Wouldn't life be so much easier for us if we learned those sort of things in school or in college?
I mean when I was in high school there was ONE course that taught such things, but it was really really basic stuff. I am speaking of more comprehensive programs.
I'm trying not to get all philosophical here, I am aiming for more concrete answers...like is it a funding problem or what? Not enough hard science or research behind those areas? Those are my guesses. For those who are familiar with the educational system, what are some more concrete reasons why such programs are rare?