What I Wish I Learned in Grade School: Kelsey Dean

While I think the knowledge I accumulated in grade school was important and necessary, I wish I had been taught more skills about life outside of school. I think each subject plays a significant role in critical learning, development, and simply general knowledge, all the stuff that makes someone “book smart.” It is the “street smarts” that I wish had played a role in my early education, in addition to all the other subjects. To this day I do not know how insurance or personal credit works, how to pay bills, how to handle car/home repairs, how to operate taxes, and other essential life hacks. The transition from grade school to college is abrupt and I think learning these things early on could help make “adulting” a little less overwhelming.

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