A lot of parents and even teachers are complaining that what’s being taught in schools nowadays isn’t very practical in the real world. And this is not far from the truth.
Today’s students can solve complex mathematical problems or write a Shakespearean-style sonnet, but they still lack the skills necessary to cook a meal or fix things.
Undoubtedly, children can learn to cook, sew, build and fix stuff, and manage their basic finances at home with the help of their parents and grandparents. But, schools can do a far better job of providing young girls and boys with practical life skills that can help them live as independent and confident human beings.
Of course, school subjects, such as English, Science, Math, and History are all important – no one can deny that, but Home Economics serves to teach students the skills necessary to survive in the real world.
After all, what life skill matters more than knowing how to feed yourself and your family?
That’s the reason why Home Economics classes need to be reintegrated into school curriculums. Students need to be provided with the fundamental skills necessary to take care of themselves as well as their loved ones and handle their finances.
And undoubtedly, the skills students can learn in Home Economics classes last a lifetime.