At least allow the elective. Some parents don't teach their kids these things and a kid going into a trade or even a non-STEM major could really benefit.
@SimonPetrikov, definitely this. These are fundamental requirements for living even a moderately successful life in the modern world, so the fact that schools still don't teach even a single one of them is beyond ridiculous. It's even more egregious because most high schools have an economics class, but instead of teaching you personal economic skills it teaches you about how bad our governments economic skills are.
@Marida Cruz, they had a 20min one time session on how to write a check when i was in school...
@SimonPetrikov, I was lucky enough to grow up with parents in the financial services industry and over the years they've shared their knowledge with me to ensure I am not financially illiterate. When I was in higher school I was surprised to how little teachers actually knew about the basics of finance. Now graduated, I also work in the financial industry like my parents and most of my time with clients is used to explain simple concepts. I'm not complaining since it gives me work, but it's scary how most people don't know how to handle their money. Everyone works for it but very few understand how to use it. There's a reason why in our society there's such a huge difference between the top 5-10% and everyone else and it's because those people understand how money works . It's hard to for the average person to get there, and most people won't, but having a basic understanding of finance will definitely give you an advantage
@SimonPetrikov, To simplify it, it's like a game, everyone knows how to play but most play really badly. Not knowing that doing certain things could be like giving you short cuts or power ups to help you win. You can work hard all your life and still not win just because you don't understand the rules. Here in Canada, by the time the average person reaches the age of retirement (65) they realize they do not have enough money to retirement let alone the next 5 years or even to leave something behind for their kids/grandkids. If you're reading this, don't make the same mistakes. Pls do some research (Investing, How to reduce your taxes, etc) before it's too late and you realize you'll outlive your savings
@Oily Memes, to be fair, Canada has pretty crazy taxation in general, and culturally we expect to live to the same standard as our American neighbors. While we can for the most part, we generally shouldn't live quite as well as an American with a similar salary and expect to be in the same financial situation at the end of our careers. It's a tough pill to swallow and difficult to recognize early in life.
@MMSieBreeze, I didn’t even fücking get that
@SimonPetrikov, at my old high school it WAS an elective
@haarknir, very true. I work with alot of statistics and it says 90% of Canadians can't retire at 65 because they don't have enough money to retire. If someone had explained to them earlier in their lives how putting your money into certain things like segregated/mutual funds or annuities that they would be in a better situation. But with that being said, the taxation isn't the thing that's making it difficult for us. That would be inflation. Things are more expensive now than they've ever been and wages aren't increasing enough to match it. I believe it increases around 2.35% every year so if you had a 100 dollar bill this year, next year that bill will be worth 2.35% less. That wouldn't be too big of an issue if this was over a longer period of time like 5-10 years but it's not. That means if you're working a job and you're not making at least a 2.5% increase in wages or salary every year, sooner or later your living expenses would be too much for you to handle
@SimonPetrikov, we covered all this in civics in 9th? grade. You chose a job out of a hat and spent a few weeks budgeting and learning how the basics for taxes and shjt worked. You had to find somewhere to live, pay for groceries and all the other adulty stuff that sucks
Actually I still use algebraic formula from time to time especially when comparing prices of regular and bulk size groceries at the store to see which is a better deal. I do not, however, use calculus or geometry
@VibratingButtChomper, you probably use geometry and dont realize it. Calc is a bit more focused though
@Thatbright, I hated calculus so much. I cried myself to sleep
@Thatbright, I dunno...I feel like it's integrated into our daily lives at this point. When you look at it from a distance, everything converges.
Are these puns too derivative?
@VibratingButtChomper, while i see your point, this specifically says to drop algebra 2. The concept your referring to is incredibly basic, and easily covered in the first pass through algebra. Life skills would be a much more pertinent class for students about to jump into either college, or a vocational field.
School isn’t about teaching you how to live life. It’s education for whatever career you might have be it engineer or janitor. Learning things you might think are useful help you develop the ability to think and make decisions based on logic and not knee jerk emotional reactions. They don’t know what you wanna be and there would be a public outcry if they singled out the stupid kids. Parents didn’t or won’t or can’t help with these things life things? Sorry your gonna have to look for help. check your local community centers or adult living civic things or read a book at your library. Or just fail at life like your parents and stay confused
@thejamesshow00, the war on consciousness must go on. Keep 'em dumb, keep 'em obedient. If you feel like something is wrong with the world around you, follow that feeling. Deep down, you already have the answer for all those questions. Just clear your mind of unnecessary clutter and pointless words.
@thejamesshow00, https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://m.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DeOUWgtbIhgE&ved=2ahUKEwijuf-v4obhAhVBU98KHROfCrUQwqsBMAB6BAgFEAU&usg=AOvVaw2NhAzw-YlWTv2_JFIkLY1B, https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://m.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DhBl0cwyn5GY&ved=2ahUKEwjF4tvL4obhAhUNON8KHdvfADEQwqsBMAB6BAgGEAU&usg=AOvVaw3LYwfM7-4BA8s-tnkk5zg2 - a few clues for those who search. We will all find
@thejamesshow00, School (high school and college) is no longer about learning life skills. Its a signal to employers you are trainable. I hate posts like this one because all this information is readily available online.
@thejamesshow00, I honestly cant upvote you enough. The entirety of life is either sink or swim, and the things listed in this picture is Beginner level bullshït. If you cant figure it out by just doing a little research to make sure you stay afloat, then it's just Darwinism at its finest.
@thejamesshow00, it’s up to parents to educate. The current public education system is just a method for one side to tell its history. During public school, I was taught things that didn’t actually happen in our history. All the friends I have that were homeschooled didn’t learn those lies and they graduated high school at 16 being smarter than most. I say we keep algebra, get better teachers who actually care about kids, and dump “history”. I could teach algebra well to even the slowest students. It’s not that hard.
@Bomb Carrier, All that typing for "This video is unavailable."
Its 2019, youtube that sh!t
Tbh I don’t use calculus or any real advanced math in my life but algebra definitely. I am genuinely surprised when me and some coworkers get sent to a training class and other people are in there and struggle to solve the easiest algebra questions like 2x=10 find x. It’s dumb as hell
@Richard Cypher, I'm with you there. Algebra has very practical uses, the only thing is a lot of the equations that need to be memorized are less useful and people tend to forget them anyways.
I learned all of this with a google search.
@slapmysalami, yeah, but that takes effort, sadly sometimes even a simple google search is more than some people want to do to help themselves.
The book “Rich Dad, Poor Dad”.... changed my life
THATS WHAT PARENTS/GUARDIANS ARE FOR!
Quick question: why would you make changes to a failing educational system when a financially illiterate population is so much more profitable?
@King Adulyadej, finally someone gets it
Call me crazy but why not both?
I dont disagree, but I dont like the idea of replacing a math course because you didn't have a proper way of learning taxes due to circumstance. I learned some of this stuff in an economics class, but a supplementary home economics would've been nice to have
@haarknir, It's not just a Canadian thing, although taxation up here really makes it difficult. All of North America suffers badly from the rate of inflation. Saving money to retire just isn't a viable option anymore. It may have worked for our parents/grandparents but unfortunately we live in a different time period. Modern problems require modern solutions. Saving money just doesn't work anymore. That being said you should always have liquid funds available in case of any emergencies or unexpected expenses but that should be the only reason you have savings. Pls pls pls don't save to retire, invest to retire. Rather than you living off of your dwindling savings account, you could live off of your investments as your money makes you more money and funds your retirement.
Yeah i bet all the kids will totally pay attention and use this class
But you need to know how to find X!
-math teachers probably
But if public schools did that.... Who were the banks, lobbyist, government have left to swindle.
Good luck in real math people.
Try adv trig/ calc/ stat without algebra 2. I think op didn’t take any math outside of HS grad requirements
Do they not have personal finance in school anymore? I hated that class, but that's what it was..
Personal Finance and Algebra 2 are both required at my highschool. Also there are many classes much less important than Algebra.
The high school that I went to had a class similar to this on the main math track called AMDM as an alternative to precalculus.
And then make it a 3 credit course and not essential to graduate.
My taxes are due in April and I have no idea what the fvck to do.
Spend less than you make. There.
As an engineer who designs airplanes, I highly disagree with this statement, besides...I know I’m old, but back in my day they managed to teach both. On top of that in my daughters school they teach these skills in Home Economics class, so the option exists.
My school had a class for this called consumer math. It could replace another math class, and it was considered to be math for stupid kids. I was an ap student but hated math with a passion. I took that class and it was by far the most useful. Learn to make a spreadsheet for budgeting! Learn what down payments are! Learn to read credit card applications to find the best benefits! Learn what compounding interest is! Find info on jobs and salaries based on where you live! It was by far the most useful class I had. I use other math still, like light algebra and geometry, but consumer math was fantastic. My boyfriend is in law school and I still have to tell him how to write a check.
I worked at a school that focused on tech. It was terrible, and those kids were severely stunted.
"they" don't want to teach you this. They want you to be slaves to a system that takes advantage of the ignorant and the weak.
Or, hear me out, you stop bitching about the system and handle your shjt yourself, this is America not Canada, your government doesn't give a fvck about you
I'm back boys my app hasn't been working for the past few months and it just decided to Poggers
But that creates people who understand the system. You can't confuse and take advantage of someone who knows what they're doing.