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Writer's Block: Tolerance 101?
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If you could create/select a new subject that had to be taught in high school, what would it be, and why?

If I could create any subject? I'd personally revamp the entire education system...but, to answer the question properly, my class would be Life Skills. Now granted, there are many things in life that (supposedly) can't be taught, like street smarts. But schools should teach us things like, how to manage your money or how to look for a job, write a resume and look good in an interview. My school offered only the first of these, and only as a self-paced modular elective. I didn't retain any of it because I just did the work as quickly as I could to get the grade.
Not every kid goes straight into college...Don't get me wrong, college is great and all. But what if we're all prepped for college and aren't sure if we want to go or not? We're S.O.L. No one teaches us basic job hunting skills; we have to learn on our own, from our parents (not always an option) or from someone else.

Another good subject for this class would be entrepreneurism. With the job market so crappy these days, more and more people are opting to start their own, often 1-man businesses. This is wonderful, but not everyone has the skills, knowledge or the right attitude to do it. I think if it were taught as a set of skills, more people would choose this path, which is better for the economy.


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