Education is a basic human need and almost a human right. The more education a person recieves, the better off they are for the rest of their lives. High school graduates earn more than high school dropouts. To continue that trend, college degree recipients make double over their lifetime what a high school degree holder will make.
If an individual intends to pursue their education unto the university level and beyond, they will be vastly inept if they do not have foundation within general education. Contrary to belief, it is these subjects that grant students the opportunity to expand their knowledge onto higher levels of learning. These subjects are in some way directly related to everyday life, and thus should be essential in their educational career.