Ken Larsen's web site - Vital life skills need to be taught in high school


I suggest that a class called "Vital Life Skills" be added to the high school curriculum.  It would be a smorgasbord of short/week-long topics such as:

  1. Parenting

  2. Equity training

  3. Decision analysis

  4. Public speaking

  5. How to do a tax return

  6. The hazards and upside of social media

  7. The important of protecting the environment via recycling, proper trash disposal


Many more could be added to this list.


We need to better prepare our youth for the real world.


The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics has several life skills classes:


Course Name of course Details
RE110 Explorations of Multicultural America Diversity training.
RE112 Public Speaking I  
RE114 Public Speaking II  
RE116 Marketing You Resume writing and interview skills.
RE118 Excellence in Leadership  
RE120 Financial Planning Budgeting, borrowing, investing


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