What is the one thing that should be taught in school that isn't already?

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Darling Divaa Profile
Darling Divaa answered

Respect!!

Taylor Brookes Profile
Taylor Brookes answered

Things that are relevant to adult life. Our life skills lessons are awful. EVERY. SINGLE. SESSION. Is 'write a report about...' or 'produce a leaflet on...' and the challenges for each section are all the same. We basically have to do the same leaflet/report ten times and learn NOTHING in the process. There was a whole topic about cultural diversity and stereotypes which was honestly just a joke. They asked us to list common stereotypes (which brought them to our attention and made them more noticeable to us in daily life) and then it said about 'positive stereotypes'! There's no such thing! Whoever made these ironically-named 'challenges' must be very narrow-minded.

They should teach us about taxes. I know it'll be boring, but at least in a few years when I start paying tax, I'll know how to do it, and won't accidentally do something wrong and get into loads of trouble and/or debt.

They should teach us about tackling social problems at work and how to handle difficult people and how to communicate - not argue!

And I don't want to make things awkward, but sex ed is pathetic. It's a bunch of scientific terms and gross pictures of diseases. They should teach us (especially girls) what is and isn't acceptable behaviour, and what to do if you get unwanted attention, and the emotional and mental side of things, not just physical dangers. They should teach us to recognise exploitation. They should give us the confidence to tell someone if something happens, rather than us having no idea and ending up in a very bad situation.

Honestly, I think school is a joke. They value grades more than education. They value discipline more than students' self-worth and hapiness.

Yo Kass Profile
Yo Kass answered

Interesting question! It's hard to say really, especially since I left school a while ago now...

I took an IT class at school, and I think we had one lesson which mentioned programming. Getting kids interested in learning to "code" seems to be a much bigger objective for schools these days though, so I don't know if it's so much of an issue anymore.... But I think that should be on the curriculum.

I guess some more practical life skills would have been useful, but overall I have to admit I was pretty lucky to get the kind of education I did.

In fact, more than anything, schools should really drive home how much of an opportunity education actually is.

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Kk polly answered

I wish there was a class for introverts like me, so we could recharge, put in our headphones and read or just sit under a tree. I'm glad I'm homeschooled. I find it stressful to be out of the house for so many hours.

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