Currently, we're forcing kids to learn math that they'll never use; history that they're not interested in (it's being taught by teachers who are drones anyway); and something called "social studies" that's irrelevant. Why not have required subjects that are really USEFUL? Here are some ideas:
1. Divorce law.
2. Basic criminal law.
What to do (and what not to do) if you're arrested.
Your rights as a criminal defendant.
3. Basic civil procedure.
What happens when you sue/when you are sued.
4. Automobile mechanics.
5. How to interview for a job.
How interest is calculated on a loan.
How bank personnel decide whether or not to make a loan to you.
How to maintain and balance a checking account.
Repossessions and deficiency balances.
7. Basic cooking/nutrition.
8. Introduction to computers.
9. Basic writing skills/expressing yourself in writing.
Filling out an employment application.
10. Introduction to firearms/basic marksmanship.
11. Basic home repairs/maintenance.
Basic house wiring.