…from kindergarten on, students spend thousands of hours studying subjects irrelevant to the modern labor market. How can this be? Why do English classes focus on literature and poetry instead of business and technical writing? Why do advanced math classes bother with proofs almost no student can follow? When will the typical student use history? Trigonometry? Art? Music? Physics? “Physical Education”? Spanish? French? Latin! (High schools still teach it, believe it or not.) 5 The class clown who snarks, “What does this have to do with real life?,” is on to something.
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