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also learning how to drive instead of having to go to "driving school"

Things I Never Learned In High School
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How to do taxes
What taxes are
Flaw to vets
What politic parties are
How to write a resume/ c ever letter/ anything related getting a job
How to write a Chet: k/ balance a check book
Anything to do with ban king
How to tie leans fer college
How to jump start a car or ether basic emergency things
How to buy a car or house
but I' m so glad I know the ******* Pythagorean theorem
thank you
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User avatar #287 - biggerlenny (08/12/2013) [-]
the thing is, some argue that high school isn't necessarily supposed to teach you things, why do you do subjects such as art, geography, history, drama, even languages. If you end up being a lower class citizen and not progressing to university then all of that would be useless, no? Well debatably school isn't supposed to teach turn you into an educated person instead it's supposed to teach the young how to coexist with others and how to become better people as a whole experiencing as many different things as possible.

TLDR: school isn't for education but teaching morals and turning children into good people

naturally this is just my opinion so let me know what you think if you disagree
#285 - thefatmenace (08/12/2013) [-]
The school system used to teach these basic fundamentals of life but then they lost that power when parents didn't like their kids coming home knowing their facts (which the kids proceeded to use against them). So, these teachings were removed from the school system along with other important factors important for our education, such as discipline, under the argument that these are supposed to be taught by the parent, not by the teacher. Nowadays, it's all under the argument that education should show you how to open doors, not how to walk to them.
#283 - Slushysolid (08/12/2013) [-]
I'm just gonna go ahead and repost what I said last time I saw this posted. A repost in a repost.

If you can't see the importance of knowing the Pythagorean theorem, then your high school has indeed failed you. Just because you don't understand it's application doesn't mean it's useless. Wanna know what builds bridges? Pythagorean theorem. Buildings? Pythagorean theorem. That car you drive everyday? Pythagorean theorem. The lack of basic arithmetic skills in this country is absolutely pitiful. You want to know why China is surpassing us? They're actually educating their students in math.

Besides, all of the things you listed are things you could figure out in 2 or 3 hours with a few google searches.
User avatar #282 - monsieurslender ONLINE (08/12/2013) [-]
I actually learned all of that in high school

then again it depends what classes you take... I guess I got lucky.
User avatar #278 - IBeatNiggers (08/12/2013) [-]
i'm taking a personal finance class next year so hopefully that should help with most of those things
#273 - mitchimusk (08/12/2013) [-]
I get so pissed when I see this. High school isn't as much meant to have you retain all the knowledge you learn, it's to show that you CAN learn. That's what your grades reflect, they want to see that you can listen and copy the **** you heard down onto a test. Then colleges see that and say "Alright this guy knows how to learn, he'll do well here, then make us look good when he becomes successful." These things that OP wants to learn are things you learn through experience. School doesn't teach you life, it teaches you how to learn. So if you didn't learn how to learn, you couldn't learn these things you learn how to learn if you don't like learning
User avatar #279 to #273 - pockyrin (08/12/2013) [-]
Couldn't they do a bit of both though? It's not asking a lot but no-one really tells you about taxes or how to get to college properly, you kinda depend on your parents or older siblings to tell you how to get your adult **** together after school.
#284 to #279 - mitchimusk (08/12/2013) [-]
In my school our U.S. Government class covers a little bit on taxes, but I agree about the college class. I'd love a one semester class senior year called "College Prep"
#271 - carlsaganrealness (08/12/2013) [-]
I love how nobody mentioned driving school   
   
 dat description
I love how nobody mentioned driving school

dat description
User avatar #270 - thatguyontheright (08/12/2013) [-]
Learned the first four in Government Econ

Learned the resume thing in English

Learned the check book thing in both Middle School math and Business Math

Same with the banking

Learned how to jump start a car in Drivers Ed.


The rest, **** all.
#269 - anonymous (08/12/2013) [-]
The Pythagorean theorem is middle school stuff.
#266 - bariummanisback (08/12/2013) [-]
My school offers a "contemporary living" course that teaches most of that
User avatar #261 - Bad Man (08/12/2013) [-]
I learned how to write a check and a resume, and we did a course about financial planning, but most of that stuff wasn't on the curriculum either. Would it really kill the people in charge of our education to make us actually learn something practical?
#260 - Sinless (08/12/2013) [-]
It's not your school's fault that you don't know how to use 						*******					 Google.    
   
Honestly, we live in the 						*******					 Information Age. Nearly the entirety of human knowledge is at your fingertips and you're mad that your school's curriculum decided to teach you primary things that everyone needs to know instead of secondary knowledge. You could learn about just about anything by simply typing in a few things into google: mechanics, finance, politics, science; all available with diagrams, pictures, videos, and instructionals.    
   
						*******					 seriously, nearly everything I know is resulted from the internet.
It's not your school's fault that you don't know how to use ******* Google.

Honestly, we live in the ******* Information Age. Nearly the entirety of human knowledge is at your fingertips and you're mad that your school's curriculum decided to teach you primary things that everyone needs to know instead of secondary knowledge. You could learn about just about anything by simply typing in a few things into google: mechanics, finance, politics, science; all available with diagrams, pictures, videos, and instructionals.

******* seriously, nearly everything I know is resulted from the internet.
#281 to #260 - anonymous (08/12/2013) [-]
I graduated HS in '92. For me it was pretty much just encyclopedias and the good old dewey decimal system.
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#258 - strictlycommenting (08/12/2013) [-]
**** , I still wonder where the hell I'm going to use what I learned about polynomial roots.
I keep hoping that someday I will be eating cereal and in the back of the box I will see a math problem like this and whoever solves it gets 100$ or something.
#257 - goldfangz ONLINE (08/12/2013) [-]
school is basicly like jail

nobody wants to be there and you get beat up almost every day
User avatar #254 - HarvietheDinkle (08/12/2013) [-]
the Pythagorean Theorem is actually extremely useful
#253 - welcometoatl (08/12/2013) [-]
Then they obviously didn't pay enough attention in highschool.
1.You learn about taxes in economics class.
2. Do you seriously need a ******* class to teach you how to fill in a ballot?
3.You learn about political parties in government class
4. I don't know a single person who didn't learn to write a Resume in highschool
5. Loans for college? Most people do those when they apply for college, while they're in highschool. Highschools offer workshops so you can learn the college application process.
6.Jump start a car? Why would a school be in charge of teaching you that. Look that **** up on Youtube if you really want to learn
7. Again, why is it up to the school's to teach you how to buy a house/car. We did learn APR and Lease rates in Econ class though.
User avatar #267 to #253 - babbylicious (08/12/2013) [-]
I do not know how to fill out a resume, never learned that in school. Other than that, I completely agree with you.
User avatar #265 to #253 - Bad Man (08/12/2013) [-]
1. I took economics AND personal finance for 18 weeks total, and we never once touched on taxes.
2. No, but researching who to vote for instead of just going with the crowd or who your parents want is important too.
3. Didn't touch on that either, at most they had the origins of the parties and their general beliefs.
4. I actually did do this in part, but as part of an elective class, not in the core curriculum.
5. Most people have their parents take care of those, and if they don't, they only learn a short while before they actually start college.
6. I sort of agree on this one, though all you really need to know is what goes where.
7. Because if you're going to be a "productive member of society", you need to know how to provide for yourself, since high school ends with you officially being an adult. Very few people are productive at all without either of those things.
#290 to #265 - welcometoatl (08/12/2013) [-]
In today's era, most people are expected to pursue higher education after high school. It makes it really difficult to attain a decent job and become a "productive member of society" without doing so.
User avatar #272 to #265 - babbylicious (08/12/2013) [-]
3) From what you mentioned, you did touch upon them. General beliefs and history are basic, or touching upon.
#252 - ThatSucks (08/12/2013) [-]
I actually learned most of these in high school. I didn't learn much about banking or getting student loans, but my mom knew about it so I'm good. As for jump starting a car and stuff like that, my dad is a mechanic so I already knew how to do that. I still don't know how to write a check or buy a car or house, BUT I KNOW THE PYTHAGOREAN THEOREM!!!!
#256 to #252 - ThatSucks (08/12/2013) [-]
Still, overall my high school did not prepare me for much. I just graduated in June, and am going to the college next week. My school didn't even offer calculus, and I plan to study mechanical engineering. I'm kinda ****** lol.
#251 - hookabasket (08/12/2013) [-]
Sorry mate have u ever heard of civics? Possibly careers class? maybe auto/tech? Business? Cuz ya know u learn about mortgages and **** ... and loans. Or did u just take underwater basket weaving? you may wanna go back to high school

User avatar #248 - FairyGodParents (08/12/2013) [-]
Oh and I also didn't know **** about cars, so you know what class I took. Mechanics. Genius right? While the person who made this post was busy taking a class on 15th Century Poets or some class they thought would be an easy credit. God damn.
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