Every child should learn to cook because it is a important life skill to learn, chefs can earn a family-sustaining income, and cooking skills in college limit health issues. This could benefit them in the future for getting a career and help go to big culinary schools. It's needed today
There are many adults in modern America who do not know how to cook, even though their parents may have been at-home people or natural cooks themselves. If the parents will not teach them, schools should. Schools are established in order to teach children what they need to know for when they themselves turn into adults; recently, this has not been the case due to standardised testing. People need to know multiple things before they enter the adult world, and cooking should be one of them.