What are they teaching kids at school?
July 22, 2011
It’s great that I learned about the Aztecs and the Elizabethans and alluvial soil
and the square root of things when I was at school,
but what would really have been handy would be
to have learned about:
How to read my superannuation statement
Understanding the stock market
How to build a house
How to fix a car
Or make a dry stone fence
Or weave a rug
Or make furniture
and I could have learned about that other fairly interesting
but totally useless for real life stuff in my spare time.