Sarah....I'm not even fully aware of what's being taught (or not taught) in classrooms today. I haven't had teens in school in over a decade.
However, your question brings up one of my serious concerns about what SHOULD be taught. "Financial Skills" is definitely one I would encourage all schools to add to their curriculum! This has always been my opinion of a "no-brainer."
One of the most vital lessons we can provide our young adults is in having a good solid grasp on one's finances. It's common sense to provide our kids with the ABC's of "money."
After all, $$$$ is what they are going out into the world to seek & create for themselves. Doesn't it seem an egregious oversight not to teach them what to DO with that money??
Thank you for asking this question. I hope it succeeds in stirring up thought & action!.