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13 practical things we wish were taught in high school

Published by Business Insider on Wed, 15 Aug 2018


There are many things students realize in adulthood they wish they had been taught in school.Practical skills, such as how to write a resume and how to properly use a credit card, are day-to-day necessities in adult life that students leave high school with little to no knowledge of.High schools should give students more practical advice for going into college and adulthood.There are many great high schools around the country, but few of them teach those subjects students could really use once they graduate.While much weight is placed on standard subjects such as math and science (when was the last time you used algebra IRL'), there should also be an urgency around teaching kids practical advice that will help them ease into adulthood.From knowing what a deductible is to doing taxes, here are things students aren't taught in high school, but definitely should be.High schools should teach students what taxes are, and how to pay them.Everyone dreads tax day, and many people use the help of professionals and professional services.As such an integral, unavoidable part of adulthood, taxes should be part of the high school curriculum.They should also teach students how to write a check.As everything becomes more digital, fewer people are learning how to write checks and balance checkbooks. But there are many instances in which a check is the only option, especially if the Wi-Fi is down.Knowing about loans would be useful in the future.Taking out a loan seems terrifying to anyone who hasn't done it yet. It would be helpful if teachers broke down the complexity of loans so students are ready when the time comes.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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