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What Schools Need To Teach Students

Updated on February 3, 2019
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Nicole Margulis has a passion for writing. She has been writing books and articles outside of school since the age of 4.


Things Schools Should Teach

Schools teach math, science, english, and history, yet there are some topics that I believe should be part of students' education that aren't included. They are:

  • How to apply for a job. This may seem self explanatory, but many students have trouble getting started. Schools should at least focus one week on learning about how to write a good resume, find an opportunity, apply, pass the interview, and get the job. These are crucial skills that every students must learn.
  • How to pay taxes. At some point in life, young adults will have to pay their own taxes. As an 8th grader, paying taxes sounded like it was from another realm. I had no idea how it works. I believe that schools should spend one day to educate students on the process of paying taxes. Also, this would teach young adults to pay their taxes on time.
  • Geography. If you had read my article "Public Schools Are Wasting Time," you know that schools have changed a lot over time. Earlier, schools taught geography, but now public schools don't teach it. My parents had known the capitals of the largest countries in Europe since 3rd grade, yet I just found out about them a month ago by looking at a map. Geography is an important part of education and should be brought back into school.

Learn How To Get A Job (this youtuber will be helpful)

How To Make A Change

You can add new things that to what your school teaches if you speak up. Some ways to make a change are:

  • Talk to your principal. Your principal is in control of the school, so a good place to start would be to suggest ideas to him/her.
  • Email the school district. The school district is in charge of what all of the public schools teach. Email your school district and suggest adding some things into the curriculum. If multiple emails from different people are received asking the same things, there is a higher chance of the ideas being considered.
  • Talk to your parents. You can always learn from your parents. Ask them to explain taxes and the process of finding a job. Also, just looking at google maps on your phone is enough to teach you geography. These are alternatives to the other 2 ideas.
  • Read books and watch videos. Read books about topics you don't know and teach yourself.


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