You Only Use 1/3 of What You Learn in School When You’re an Adult
Like most people I truly believe it's time we start thinking about what we are teaching kids in school. I'm a huge fan of education, and you need to keep learning if you want to be successful in life but I also believe that we are wasting time in class on things you will most likely never use.
H&R Block did a recent survey claiming that the average person only uses 37% of what they learned in high school. They also said that 57% of people say a high school class on money management would have been helpful. And 44% of people explain how filing taxes would have been something great to learn in high school.
They also released a list of the top 10 most 'useless' things learned in school:
- Pythagorean theorem
- Knowing PI is 3.14
- Periodic table
- The types of rocks
- The difference between protons, neutrons, and electrons
- Mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell
- Naming the presidents in order
- How to make paper snowflakes
Other classes I wish were offered include vehicle maintenance & basic home economics.