I've been thinking about this for a while.

I think that a lot of what they teach in schools is pretty useless and that schools should be focusing more on life skills.

I mean, History and English Literature are fine. I love history but it has little practical use and who really needs to be able to dissect a Shakespeare play?

I think kids should be taught stuff like home finance (mortgages, credit, saving, insurance etc etc) And how about first aid?
Also DIY - everyone should really be able to do basic stuff like put up a shelf or what to do if the power goes off or there is a water leak.

Anyone else agree with me?