After reading @werewolf won's recent post, How to Cook Bacon, I thought we should discuss some other important subjects that should be covered in school. Outside of the conventional and long-established education customs that our society traditionally has in place, what skills or subjects do you believe our youth be exposed to on a more regular basis. Also, before anyone says something along the lines of, "That is really up to the parents", keep in mind that not everyone's parents know how to do these things either. It would be great if everyone's Dad taught him how to change the oil on their car or had there grandpa teach them all the secrets of deer hunting, but that is just not the case these days. I'll start things off with a list, but please add to with your own responses. Maybe some of these are being taught currently public schools in certain areas, but I for the most part, I don't think so . Anyone who is home schooled is likely to have some of them covered. How to Cook Bacon Bushcraft and Survival Skills Cooking Automobile Maintenance Home Maintenance and Household Repairs First Aid Firearms Safety Self Defense Mental Health Time Management How to apply for a loan Personal Finance and Money Management how to save money credit and how it works, the dangers of credit cards interest rates investing filing taxes managing debt creating budgets How to buy a house Mindfulness, Character, Etiquette, and Social Skills (MCESS) Situational Awareness How to Negotiate The Art of Conversation How to buy a car Stress Management Dealing with failure Building Healthy Relationships Entrepreneurship Sustainable Living (promoting how to grow your own food, the seasonality of agriculture, buying local, ec0-friendly products and energy solutions, etc.) Nutrition Who here can tell me they really understand the nutrition labels on food? How much riboflavin you need each week? What is the daily recommended intake of sodium? What the heck are bisphenols, phthalates monosodium glutamate, carrageenan, sodium benzonate, potassium bemzoate, butylated hydroxyanisole, and why should you avoid them? Can you tell me why turkey bacon isn't actually better for you? What is the difference between good cholesterol and bad cholesterol? What are nitrites and nitrates? (Yes, I know this is ironic since number one on the list is how to cook Bacon, but seriously, everyone needs to know how to cook, and you definitely have to know how to cook Bacon.) Insurance 101 - Gives students a solid understanding of the differences in types of insurance policies, policyholder's rights, how to shop for insurance, how to defend one's rights, etc.