Finally a class students can use. maybe tax and finance classes too
@The mortiest morty, I'm an accounting minor and I still barely understand taxes
@The rickest rick, For that, Economics is what the class is called.
@Surande Dadstorm, well, to be fair, the tax book you learn from for places like H&R Block is actually thicker than any of my business books ever were.
@Surande Dadstorm, accounting major here and i can confirm taxes beyond a 1040 can be very difficult
@The mortiest morty, I took a “consumer math” class in high school and it was the most useful thing. Budgeting with spreadsheets, tax forms, figuring out a mortgage and salaries. Still not sure why it was called the stupid kid math class. You can solve for sum, I know what a w-2 is!
@Surande Dadstorm, i was an accounting major and I still barely understand taxes. Hmmm, maybe thats why I dropped out and changed schools and major
I wish I had that
@megamanx181x, I’m sorry Megaman. I feel like I’ve seen you say things like this pretty often. Do you feel that you’re not particularly good at “adulting” or that you are now but wish that you had a better foundation starting out?
@wtninja, I just wish I had done more stuff like this sooner, in pretty capable now but I have a jaded view on life. College to me felt like a waste cause I hate what I do, and that a mixture of emotions cause I’m not at the level of where I would like to be at life.
@megamanx181x, I’m certainly sorry that you feel that way. I can sympathize with hating the job that you’re at as I’m in that same boat. While I am working on changing that situation, I understand that many feel they can not or that they are in someway in too deep with their current employment, usually because of debt, and can’t get out. I hope you do manage to find a way out though and manage to secure a job that is fulfilling to all of your needs, not just the monetary ones. Anyway, I know we don’t really know each other or anything, but you do have people in your ring and those people are rooting for you to succeed. Just feel like you can use the encouragement.
@wtninja, thanks, I greatly appreciate that. I know I’m not the only one and it helps to have those who relate. I hope too I can be somewhere I can at least tolerate to work for now on
@megamanx181x, I’m sorry you feel that way as well. I feel that way too. My dad told me that everyone figures things out in their own time. The important thing is to always try to progress. We aren’t always given an easy road, but you gotta keep driving. If you need to talk, respond to my message and say so.
@shnickelfritz, thanks that’s what I’m trying to but it’s hard to try and work up the idea of going back to college to study for something else. Already hav a house now that I have to responsible for, just the classic I wish I knew what I know now when I was younger
@megamanx181x, I also have had to go back to college while also having to pay for a house, so I can relate to that. It took me a few years, but eventually with the encouragement of my wife, I’ve managed to return and actually found something that I enjoy, am good at, and will help me provide for my family. It’s a tough journey, but I believe in you!
@wtninja, thanks man, recently I talk to a professional who told me about coming to seminars to network with people to get another job and apply for my certification. I feel a new sense of hope to move me into the big leagues.
Or you could be proactive and seek knowledge instead of waiting for someone to teach it to you.
Or.... You know... You could Google how to do it on your own time since it's really simple
@bobs and vegene, not every kid is going to have access to a computer or may not have the time
@8Silver falcon8, every kid has the time... (Think of all the time they've spent on Xbox, etc.) And there's libraries with free computers. What I'm getting at is that these simple things can be easily self taught. The point of school (which I think our entire generation has forgotten or was never told) is to increase a child's critical thinking, evaluating, and performing skills. Those skills are honed through mathematical puzzles, literary and scientific evaluation, and social discussion (math, English, and social studies). A benefit is an understanding and knowledge of other things like historical figures, etc. If you've got those skills though, you can easily figure out how to change a tire and check an oil dipstick.
@bobs and vegene, learning does not teach understanding nor does it teach practical applications.
@Implicit88, do you not gain understanding from learning better than being told? Does the learning of a complex puzzle not make the puzzle of fixing a tire look like common sense?
@bobs and vegene, simple for you, but not for the person changing a tire for the first time. Classes like this is beyond valuable. If you just go and google something to find the procedures, you will get exactly just that. What do you do when the bolt is stuck? What happens if you don’t chock the tires? How do you properly tighten them? Yes, anyone can easily get procedures on how to do things. But only from experience can you figure out what to do in case something doesn’t go by the book.
@Diabolik, that class is just going to walk you through the procedure real time which is the same thing. I doubt they have a beat up car with 100 tire issues for an example. Its not a terrible class but it's also not a do or die and super valuable class. Especially if you give an ounce of effort to our perfectly fine school system.
@bobs and vegene, I agree with you. I had 0 formal education in auto maintenance, and chrisfix on YouTube has taught me how to troubleshoot and fix every single problem my car has ever had(2001 nissan maxima)
This seminar is definitely not a waste of time, but it should not replace math or history, because you CANT learn that from YouTube. Kids must be forced to build familiarity over years of work.
American education is far from perfect, but I'm content with it.
@sploot, it's pretty damn good tho. Homework and in class assignments are critical.
@bobs and vegene, learning something does not mean you understand it. While complex tasks can be difficult to complete, it does not teach practical applications. Learning a formula for area for example wont help someone understand what its for. Oh i need nee carpet let me use the area formula to find out the sq ft i need.
Unpopular Opinion: Parents should be teaching their children basic life skills, not school.
Do these schools not have auto shop?
@InsaneWorm, most don't anymore. I was fortunate and went to a great high school, but the closest thing to a shop class was a few engineering project classes
School is for readin ritin and rithmatic. Your parents/family/ outside of school guidance is supposed to be teaching you life.
@thejamesshow00, not everyone has that opportunity. These type of classes are great for those that don't have that set up at home and in their social life.
@thejamesshow00, I'm not an advocate for government ran schools. To my understanding from its inception, public schools are to teach a general education. This should be in every school, because the current education system is relient on children never learning.
@That one lurker, So long as schools claim to prepare kids for the future I will always say they need required classes about general life skills from tire replacement to responsible financing and others.
@thejamesshow00, for reals. We need more parents actually raising their kids instead of pawning them off on anything that'll take them. And if you're not prepared to actually raise your child well, don't have kids, because you'll only make more shjtty adults.
WHERE ARE THESE KIDS’ PARENTS??? If your worthless parents aren’t teaching you this stuff you wake them up and say “Today is the day you teach me to change a tire” and stay on them until it gets done.
When this was originally posted on Reddit it was brought up that most schools do have these classes today, but they are treated as blow off classes and usually taught by the gym teacher, just like health or sex ed.
@arven14, thanks for downvoting everything I say. It definitely makes me see things from your point of view, and in no way pushes me to to a defensive position to vote for Trump... just as a big fûck you to everyone like you.
I sincerely hope he gets re-elected just to watch all the soft heads explode.
Very funny pic
Taught by Ron Swanson
That’s what parents are for
@JohnFrom318, I agree, that’s what parents used to do. Teach kids to change a tire, balance a check book etc. what happened
I rather not have everyone know how to steel rims
Not funny, but I gotta agree and upvote...
changing a tire is so simple thank goodness these kids are being challenged
My school had a general car care class. Is that not normal?
@Dolorous Fvcking Edd, I had autoshop class, and I went to a pretty ghetto school
@Dolorous Fvcking Edd, my highschool took out all metal shop like electives after one years senior prank involved welding a dead car around our flagpole
@Dolorous Fvcking Edd, mine did, too, but even the basic class was still mainly for the car guys who just wanted to trick out their vehicles and saw off their mufflers and shît. I took it, and the teacher thought me and a group of the non-car guys in the class were responsible for messing up the headlight alignment on one of the cars that we had never touched, so he forced us to work on fixing it every single day of the semester, and he’d check it at the end of class, tell us it wasn’t good enough, and we’d basically have to start over the next day.
It’s called auto shop idiot
My dad is a believer that if you own a car you should know basic maintenance. And so I was taught these things. And I believe the same thing now. So my daughter will also be taught these things when shes old enough.
Of course now a days you can just lookup a youtube video on how to do something. But when you learn to change your own break pads and see how cheap it is compared to having someone else do it. Yeah 15 to 25 minutes of work and the price of break pads about $25 or so (assuming you don’t need rotors) versus $100+ for someone else to do it.
When I was in high school there were a lot of buildings that weren’t in use anymore and one of them was an auto shop class.
Shop or ag classes is what they are usually called
That's called regular drivers ed.
So they can do even less parenting.