September Issue’s Community Poll: What Subject(s) Should Be Taught in Our School Curriculum (But Currently Isn’t)?

What subject do you think is sorely lacking from a child or teenager's education to really prepare them for the real, hard adult world?

September is back to school month. Math makes sense, so we can calculate our personal or provincial debt, or because it makes us flex our brains in a way that makes it grow. Literature is great because books either enlighten us or challenge our understanding of the world. Health class keeps us healthy, gym keeps us fit.

But what subject do you think is sorely lacking from a child or teenager’s education that could really prepare them for the real, hard adult world?

Political Science? Personal Finance Management? Basic Communications, so no one puts an emoji on their resume, or talks to someone of differing opinions like an Internet Troll? Tell us what should be added to the curriculum, and why.

This poll will also accept suggestions on larger scale revolutions in the school system, like “fewer students per teacher, so the teacher can actually answer everyone’s questions in a single period.”

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1 Comment

  • Well, for whoever wrote this article; Proofreading. 😉
    As to what I think needs to go into the curriculum (or back in to be more accurate), Critical Thinking. There is a raft of news sources accessible to us nowadays that we didn’t have when I was a child and it’s made us mentally lazy. No one checks sources, people cite garbage facts from memory (or “meme-ory”) or spout statistics they don’t understand – or worse – make them up on the spot.
    In an age of “Fake News”, it’s not looking for a source we can trust that we should teach our children, but that you CAN’T trust a single source and it’s far better to educate yourself and KNOW what you are talking about, to question everything and seek truth in all things.
    It’s a lot harder to pull the wool over someone’s eyes when they aren’t staring off into space.

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