Good Question : Probably so. As times change, and as needs change , and there are different demands of learning needs, I think certain courses need alterations.
I think teaching students how to use bussiness machines , and computers are important. A lot of women become cashiers in stores so why not have classes available that would instruct men, or women in the use of bussiness machines like adding machines.
Teaching classes on management are probably already in use, but even in grammar school, or in high school there should be practical applications in studies more fitting for young people to acquire jobs more easily.
Courses in the study of different musical instruments would help students to become paid musicians. Courses in singing in public school would be nice if you have a trainable singing voice. A good singer can earn good money.
I am not saying get rid of old courses, but learning about every war that took place in the world is nonsince unless you plan to be a salaried general to lead a batalion of soldiers.
Algebra, Trigonometry, all that stuff ! Maybe if you know you plan too be a doctor, or a math teacher in your future. Sure we need well rounded education, so they throw the kitchen sink at you and later you sink , or swim when your looking at depressing job offers in the classified.
So you do not finish college, and all you ever learned was stuff that you can not use unless your aiming for higher education. So what is left ? You take the roofing job, and the sun cooks what little brains you have, and makes a dummy out of you. You were a psychology major , but there are not many psychiatrists around with only two years of college, or a BA degree so your a securuty guard instead.
Yes ! Our education system needs to be improved, and it needs to be flexible. Maybe what we all need is customized education. Would you like to be a great rock singer ?
Then go to school and take your Rock, and Roll courses from the first grade all the way to high school. When you graduate they hand you a gold electric guitar, and now your on your way to wealth, and fame , and jobs doing gigs at places like Los Vegas.
You want to be a dentist . Start learming all about teeth even in the first grade. Yep, maybe George Washington did have wooden teeth. How do I know ! Poor George!
You want to be a cook ! Enjoy cooking classes as many as you like. When you graduate you get a great job as a chef.
By now you know what I am saying. I may not be all right, but I am sure as heck am not all wrong. GBY