We don't have GenEds in Canada like they do in the states. They sound like such a massive waste of time.
High school definitely needs more personal budgeting types of classes.
Agreed, but high school cannot solve all of these issues. High school must focus more on general education, but high school must also focus more on practical life skills. There is only so much time in high school. It can't be the solution to everything. Historically, universities were broad in their education. A person received a general education in the various fields of liberal arts: math, science, philosophy, literature, etc. That has gone out the window as universities are put into the role of "job factory", which they are not and never have been.
I'm at Brown and we do not have "Gen Ed" requirements as such.
The problem is more people - kids just won't learn so many never graduate high school at all.
Unfortunately, in America, so many kids are graduating high school without even the basic skills in Math and English/Literature ... that many colleges are "forced" to offer classes to get those kids up to "college entry level" education.
So the next time you hear that public high schools don't get enough money ... ask yourself where their money IS going, if it's not being spent on educating the kids.
WO I agree, the kids now do not take school seriously at all, so it seems silly to add college classes to high school when so many can't or won't do anything to help themselves - so many feel the world should be served to them without doing anything themselves.
More sees like kids don't want to learn. They need to stop giving pass grades to those who won't learn.