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Should public high schools teach practical skill sets like balancing checkbooks and investing in classes?

  • No freaking way

    These are things your parents should teach you, you shouldn't have to learn them in school, it should be a parents responsibility to correctly prepare you for life, yeah school teaches you the academic part but your parents should teach you how to balance your check book in life, duh, I mean come on.

  • Students need these skills

    High school students often work jobs, so they need money management skills. High schools are the right time to do this so that students have financial management skills before they go to college and have potential trouble with credit cards and student loans. These are skills that many parents do not teach well, so schools need to

  • Yes, public high schools should teach practical skills like balancing checkbooks and investing in class.

    Students in high school should be exposed to practical training as well as more traditional courses of learning. These practical skill development courses should include training in how to balance a checkbook and maintain financial accounts as well as investing. The reality is that for many students, their education ends upon high school graduation and they will not have another real opportunity to readily garner these skill.

  • Yes, students need these skills.

    Practical skills are sorely missing in most public high schools. This leaves students unprepared for the real world and puts them at a disadvantage when they are finally out on their own. Finances can be a difficult thing if a person does not have any education that focused on it, leading to debt and financial hardship.

  • Financial health is a very important skill that should be taught in schools.

    Financial health is a crucial aspect to success in life. As such, schools should teach students how to be fiscally responsible. A lot of students meet financial ruin during their college years when they have access to credit cards for the first time. An education in financial responsibility would prevent students from spending irresponsibly.

  • No freaking way

    These are things your parents should teach you, you shouldn't have to learn them in school, it should be a parents responsibility to correctly prepare you for life, yeah school teaches you the academic part but your parents should teach you how to balance your check book in life, duh, I mean come on.


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