You don't have economics at your school?
Economics was a required course where I went to high school, but we didn't learn about any of this because we learned macro-economics. I was lucky enough to be in JROTC where we covered personal finance, but classes on economics don't really focus on that.
k. I haven't taken economics yet but it's required here too. I wouldn't know what the class teaches.
Yeah, most economics classes are macroeconomics, and you just sort of learn that basics of how it works (things like supply and demand, the idea of "there is no such thing as free lunch", etc...).
Oh. sounds boring.
It's...very boring. My teacher was from Ghana, so I actually had to pay attention so I could figure out what he was saying.
yeah. That happens to me too because i moved. I have to pay attention more because everyone has heavy accents.
Well it wasn't compulsory. And I don't think they taught all that stuff anyway.
oh. it's required here. I haven't taken it so I wouldn't know either.
Economics is required at my school, and although we did a project similar to this, we didn't really learn that much about what was said in the post.
I wouldn't classify any of the graphs, theories, models, multipliers, or formulas you learn in economics class as important life skills.
Economics doesn't teach you how to handle money issues; it teaches you how to model your money issues with dozens of different graphs.
I wouldn't know. I've never taken an economics class.
At my high school they had personal finance.
My school has that, it's called economics for living
All I ever learned in life orientation was sex ed. But that was 5 years ago; maybe it's changed now.
Yeah I really wish I'd had something like that because life is kicking my ass now. Did you go to a public school?
We have that at my school. It teaches you all of that, but for some reason, it isn't required.
I didnt have any of that at my HS and i feel that i woudlnt have gone in debt with my credit cards had I taken some classes. But rather learn later than never at all
It's required at my school.
We have an elective like that at my school. it's called 'dollars and sense'
They just started this in my school. All students sophomore year and under are required to take personal finance.
They should teach everyone first aid and CPR. It's one of those things nobody ever regrets learning.
Practical Life Skills and Financial Literacy.
The class OP is talking about should never exist. Every kids' parents should be able to tell them about these things as they need to know it, not as a class in high school.
Not all parents understand how to do those things.
Then they should figure that out, then tell their kids. Their kids will pass information on to their kids. WALLA! You don't need a semester/full year mandatory class for something that could be easily obtained by personal experience or the internet.
It'd be easier to just teach it in school. I said a course not a class. It could be kinda like sex ed. You don't get graded for it you just have to attend. Then maybe our generation would be smarter with our money and not make the mistakes of the previous generation.
Maybe they SHOULD, but the question isnt what they should do, it's what they actually do. That's like saying there should be no sex ed in schools because the parents should teach them or they should learn by experience.
Yes, yes it is like saying that. Thank you for clearing that up.
So... There should be no sex ed in schools and if the parent doesn't want to teach it to the child, then oh well, they're screwed, they didn't need to know how to be safe anyways.
Now that kids are growing up with the internet, if their curiosity gets the best of them they'll figure it out by themselves.
They have it in canada! Its called essentials of math and it's considered the dumber math but I think it should be mandatory anyway.
We have it as an elective. It's called Personal Finance, and you also learn a little about taxes in Intro to Law.