Funny, I just took a test in my Biology test asking about mitochondria.
@Mephisto, *biology class
If you graduated and don't know what taxes are you are an idiot plus almost all employers take it out of your check. When you file your taxes it's literally match the numbers, it takes 10 minutes.
Did you ever consider that may he your parent or guardian is supposed to teach you that stuff?
@Captain Swordsman, no they're supposed to teach me how to pronounce Pokemon names
@Captain Swordsman, that's like saying your parents should have taught you everything there is to know about English or math (to the 5th grade). They're essential to know and live a successful life. Learning about cells will only help a specific few people.
@Xenocide, ok but seriously, I've had to relearn that cell shjt like 3 times. I would've rather spent some of that time learning something thst would actually help me.
my school has a mandatory economic class to take if you want to graduate
@Pharaoh, when I took my mandatory economics class we learned about supply and demand of products more than anything... It doesn't really get into personal finance
@Mashed Potatoes, wow my class learned both. I now know how to invest, do taxes, mortgages, loans, and everything else that goes along with the class
@Xenocide, I agree but I feel like at the highschool level school should be more specialized towards a specific type of career because if I'm becoming a scientist I probably don't need to know as much about the Roman Empire as my required history class teaches. But also people shouldn't say this kind of stuff because most schools offer a class that teaches you all about taxes and personal finance. People who say that school teaches worthless things are just stupid. Besides, I would much rather live in a society that has some trouble with money but also knows basic math and science than a society of illiterate idiots who are great with money.
@Cocconut Head, because what's the point of having tons of money if we aren't using it to better humanity?
@Captain Swordsman, agreed. Do people think that if school taught you about taxes and life that this would get you into university and a degree? Sadly stupid people seem to think school should teach life skills because they have failed to gain any and it must be someone's fault, just not theirs.
@TheMonkeyGod, in addition, people seem to not like the idea of parents being involved in their child's life. Parents don't like the idea of the responsibility and the children don't like the idea of their lame parents talking to them.
@Captain Swordsman, add a parent is my job to make them listen and learn. Thankfully mine are still little and I can do this. Yeah them early to listen. Then teach them life skills before they are teenage. Not hard. Just have to be a parent first and foremost not try to be their friend. That is a bonus.
@Cocconut Head, Most high school students don't know what they're going to do as a career, that's why they make you try every subject, so you can start narrowing it down.
@Captain Kirk Hinrich, Most people in high school don't know what they want to do as a career, that's why high school makes you take every subject, so that you can start narrowing it down and by the time you graduate, you have an idea of what you want to do.
@CriTiKa1, that is probably true for the majority of the u.s., I mean most of my friends have a good idea what they want to do but I'm sure that the majority don't. I just think kids should have more freedom in class choices. Like if a kid doesn't like math or is terrible at it, he probably isn't going to take a career path that heavily requires math, so maybe he shouldn't be required to take calculus. All that does is lower the kids GPA with a class that won't even be very beneficial in his life. I know that I want to be a scientist of some sort, yet I still have to take an English class which is basically the same every year. I just think if kids didn't have so many restrictions on class selection then school could be more beneficial and even enjoyable for many kids. I mean by highschool a kid already has an idea of what math science and English classes are like so he should have freedom in choosing what he wants to do. That's just my opinion though.
@Cocconut Head, Trust me, you're going to need those English classes. If you really are going to be a scientist, you will need to know how to write reports and articles. Scientists write a sh!t ton of essays and research papers. No matter what career you choose, you will always need to know how to write well. Trust me, you may think that you know what you want to study, but most college students end up changing their major at least once.
@CriTiKa1, at highschool level English isn't about teaching how to write anymore, because most people at my school know how to write effectively. At this point English class is just analyzing Shakespeare and other literary works for themes that we don't care about. That isn't going to help me as a scientists. And although you are correct about lab reports and such, my science class teaches me how to properly write those. Analyzing data and analyzing themes in literature are two completely different things and writing a lab report is very different than writing an english essay. I'm afraid learning about iambic pentameter and King Lear isn't going to help me much when I'm in the lab and analyzing data.
@CriTiKa1, and I'm sure most college students who change their major stay in the same field. I have never heard of anyone who changed their major from English to theoretical sciences. I'm just saying that the American school system is really lagging behind recently and maybe instead of telling ourselves that we have an amazing and helpful school system we should actually change something about it. Doing the same thing year after year is not going to change the outcome.
Easy, check the "I make less then $5000" box
Sincerely, Every School Ever
Mitochondria makes me laugh way too much.
AREEEEEE. Grammar is your friend, act like it. (:/