12 Things They Should Teach You In School But Don’t

In general, I loved school because I’m a big nerd who enjoys learning. But that doesn’t mean there are some things about school that I really always hated – specifically, the fact that you learn a lot of stuff you probably won’t need later in life and you don’t learn a lot of stuff that you absolutely will need to know later in life. Unless you plan on having some sort of math-related career, you will never need to know what x equals. And I’m not just saying that because I’m the worst math student ever.

I know I’m not the only one who feels this way because I’ve had lengthy conversations with a lot of people about how school could be so much better. Having a lot of knowledge about history and English and science is great, don’t get me wrong, but it would be nice to also be taught basic life skills, you know? A lot of kids don’t have amazing role models in their life to show them the way. Isn’t that what school is for? So, here are 10 things they should start teaching in school – although I doubt it will ever happen.

Which of these things do you agree with the most? What else do you wish they would teach in school that I didn’t mention here? Tell me in the comments.


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  • Rajat Bhageria

    I agree completely. I really don’t care about the definition of the rough endoplasmic reticulum. I would much rather learn about something that I may actually use later in life. Read more in my blog post: “The Last day of High School” (http://cafemocha.org/the-last-day-of-high-school/)

  • Diana

    By far I agree most with networking! But I also agree with the self-defense.