What are some things that school could do to better prepare us for whatever lies ahead?

I’m resharing this great answer by Andrew Gumperz from Quora:

Include real life training:

  • How to respond when questioned by a Police Officer
  • How to plan a trip or vacation
  • How to manage a budget
  • How to make a shopping list and shop at a supermarket
  • Cooking healthy on a budget
  • How to open a bank account
  • How to obtain and manage a credit card
  • Why good credit is important
  • How to pay taxes (especially for those who work for cash)
  • Techniques for avoiding dangerous situations
  • Learn some reality about drug use and addiction
  • How to understand a mortgage
  • How to study efficiently
  • Recognizing one’s own emotional issues and finding help
  • Sex education
  • Basic legal rights
  • How to file a case in small claims court
  • How to make a resume

I am sure others can add more life skills that could usefully be taught in school.

What are some things that school could do to better prepare us for whatever lies ahead?

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