What subjects should be taught in public school that are not already?
Let's say there's this girl named Reis.
Reis has a 4.0 unweighted GPA and a 5.3 weighted GPA in the top highschool in Texas (for those not affiliated with the U.S GPA system… that's good).
The last time she has ever gotten anything late was when she was a 1st year… in preschool.
She has also gotten herself involved in a country wide volunteer organisation known as “National Honour Society”, and has gained herself her fair share of 240 volunteer hours.
After having score a 1520/1520 on the practice nation entrance exam, the PSAT, and a 1600/1600 on the actual national entrance exam, the SAT, she received a national merit scholarship, as well as a full ride to a school that she always wanted to go to: Harvard.
She even became involved in Varsity Tennis, GT Art, full-time band, AP Physics 4 and whatever other advanced class you can state.
So, when she graduates, she is given a diploma for all that she learned, she is given praise for being valedictorian, she is just utterly amazing.
And yet, the second she gets out of school…
…and she settles into an apartment after being in a college dormitory for one year…
…she doesn't even know how to cook.
Or do laundry.
She sits there, trying to look back at her textbooks, her notes, her anything!
Alas, however, she lacks the skills to even live a basic life.
So she sits there, calls her parents, and relies on her parents to do everything.
While she's an adult.
Maybe if school taught basic life skills, Reis wouldn't be stuck in this situation.
But maybe it's the parent's job to do that.
Not all parents will do that, though. Sad, but true.
Maybe Reis should've taken Home Economics.
Sorry, amongst the 150 courses in her High school, Home Economics is not one of them. Plus, even in high schools in which it is offered, not too many students would take it.
Maybe Reis should just research on her own.
Perhaps. School teaches you how to learn, not just what to learn. She could just research on her own.
But would it be better for a teenager to learn life skills before becoming an adult, or becoming an adult with no knowledge of life skills whatsoever, exposing them to possible problems early on?
High school decides.
Reis' future and the futures of many other teens are in their hands.
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Do you agree that teens should be prepared for the adult life at school?
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