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    25 Basic Life Skills That Should Be Taught In School (But Aren't)

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-...t-school-arent

    Authored by Meadow Clark via Daisy Luther's Organic Prepper blog,

    I know lots of you are homeschool parents. But please accept before reading this article that many kids are sent to public schools for a wide variety of reasons. Please do not turn this into an argument about homeschooling vs. public schooling or an insult festival toward parents who send their kids to school. That’s not productive. Let’s talk about what is taught vs. what is missing. And also, keep in mind that school is the only chance that some children have to learn new ideas because their parents are either disinterested or close-minded. While most of us try to teach our children these excellent skills at home, many young people are not raised in households like ours.



    Think of the vast amount of time that students spend in school. But what do they come away knowing? They are taught very few life skills, so are they really prepared for the real world?

    Here’s one of the glaring problems with public school: it’s designed to waste time.

    Like a Weeping Angel from Doctor Who, school can zap your life away. It wouldn’t be half bad if you were being taught something useful. Sure, reading and math are important, but the bulk of those things can be taught in much shorter periods of time than are being utilized right now. Plus, reading skills are deteriorating and math was swallowed by Common Core.

    Ideally, there would be myriad forms of trustworthy education that could suit any personality. And ideally many of these skills would be taught by family and imparted by experienced people – but that’s getting harder to do.

    So in the list below, think of what it would be like if schools were ideal and actually preparing people to live meaningful lives.

    Without further ado, here are…

    25 Life Skills That Should Be Taught In School (But Aren’t):

    #1 Individual Thought

    Instead of regurgitating what the teacher says and mirroring their peers, people need to think for themselves only. That means no groupthink. Most people think they are unique but are only parroting. That’s why you can figure out who they are from just two of their beliefs. A lot of people struggle with who they really are but can’t even have a thought of their own. Life shouldn’t be so monochromatic and Borg-like. Calling all real individuals.

    #2 Personal Finance, Saving & Budgets

    The credit card and personal finance industry should not be the ones teaching us about money. And while I think Dave Ramsey’s advice from Total Money Makeover to start an emergency fund is golden; I’d like to nominate The Index Card by Helaine Olen as the curriculum. It is by far the best, most objective personal finance advice I’ve ever gotten. Takes all the confusion away. The name is from the idea that everything you need to know about finance fits on an index card – and the book even comes with it!

    #3 Health & Nutrition

    No fad diets. Just self-care and nutrition. Food selection and important information about vitamins, minerals, and bio-compounds. I know they teach health in school but c’mon… And why not include gardening and food prep?

    #4 Resiliency & Failing Gracefully

    The world can be crushing enough, perhaps resiliency and tenacity can be emphasized instead of measuring students against failure. Failure is inevitable after all, so people should be shown how to fall and get back up again.

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    Full list and full article at link.

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    How is school anything BUT a Prison that prevents children from learning these vital life skills by doing nothing but wasting their time with Indoctrination in preparation for a life of servitude?
    1776 > 1984

    The FAILURE of the United States Government to operate and maintain an
    Honest Money System , which frees the ordinary man from the clutches of the money manipulators, is the single largest contributing factor to the World's current Economic Crisis.

    The Elimination of Privacy is the Architecture of Genocide

    Belief, Money, and Violence are the three ways all people are controlled

    Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
    Our central bank is not privately owned.



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    I totally agree with this list. In addition to just saving though, we should be teaching our children how to properly invest as well.

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    Great things in there, I'd grab about 6 of them and add a few;

    -Understanding and identifying Govt Propaganda
    -Understanding how the 1st and 2nd amendments interface with Censorship
    by Social Media , MSM and Liberals
    -Understanding Collusional' Media manipulation (Case study using Coverage of Ron Paul 2012 potus election cycle)
    how MSM lies through omission and edits.
    -Teaching of the truth about Northern Aggression and Fed Greed regarding the Civil War, focusing on
    the reasons , not the battles, dates , and 'Generals' etc........
    - Expose students to the truth about the Religion of Global Warming.
    - Thorough coverage of the 10 amendments,how they are incrementally being dismantled, and
    how dozens of redundant Fed Agencies have suddenly cropped up over the last 20 years, and
    have produced nothing but terrorized citizens.
    - Clove hitch and Bowline
    - Finding a wife that won't nag.

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    We did pretty well with this list. Our girl graduated before the dawn of social media, but my continual mantra was, “If you don’t want the world to know, don’t tell anyone, for sure, don’t put it on the Internet.” She is a successful wife and mom to 5 children. She and husband have strictly limited access to the internet. She grew up hearing a healthy skepticism with regard to government, and living in a state capitol, we made sure she had access to local, state, and US representatives. One of the most liberal state senators we had was totally captivated by her, and it turned out to be one very interesting conversation.
    "There are two freedoms - the false, where a man is free to do what he likes; the true, where he is free to do what he ought."~~Charles Kingsley

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stratovarious View Post
    Great things in there, I'd...add a few;

    - Finding a wife that won't nag.
    #26 - Learning how to track and bag Unicorns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phill4paul View Post
    +rep.
    Agreed, great list.

    I'd rank more prominently than others, but that's just me.

    Knowing and using all those skills used to be called being a "grown up".

    Now, with half those skills denounced as racist and the other half as sexist, is it any wonder why we now find ourselves surrounded by half-children, boors, dolts and idjits, in a Bennoton rainbow of colors?



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    Why would the schools teach that stuff which is better taught at home? I learned most of that from my parents and attended public school. Maybe part of the problem is too many people expecting the schools to teach kids stuff that they never had any business teaching. Too many lazy parents that want to outsource their job; then complain when it isn't done right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    #26 - Learning how to track and bag Unicorns.
    #27 Treating infection from poorly cleaned wounds and severed limbs
    due to warm water shark attacks, cold water attack treatments
    probably already covered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by specsaregood View Post
    Why would the schools teach that stuff which is better taught at home? I learned most of that from my parents and attended public school. Maybe part of the problem is too many people expecting the schools to teach kids stuff that they never had any business teaching. Too many lazy parents that want to outsource their job; then complain when it isn't done right.
    School = daycare

    You hit it on the head. Bernie Sanders made it abundantly clear, that "universal daycare" is the government school system. In IL they are trying to push out the 1/2 day kindergarten by forcing folks who wish to opt out of full day to drive to the other side of town. The majority of parents love them some all day kindergarten.

    Proving once again, that you really cant be disappointed when the government fails to deliver something it promises.

    Gulag Chief:
    "Article 58-1a, twenty five years... What did you get it for?"
    Gulag Prisoner: "For nothing at all."
    Gulag Chief: "You're lying... The sentence for nothing at all is 10 years"





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