Should Schools Bring Back Home Economics?

From Huffington Post

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Should schools teach cooking? originally appeared on Quorathe knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.

Answer by Robert Frost, Instructor and Flight Controller at NASA, on Quora:

Should schools teach cooking? Yes. I think that Home Economics should be a standard part of the elementary, middle, and high school curriculum. The purpose of school is to provide children with skills and knowledge that will benefit them, and the community. We all eat. We all benefit from a better understanding of food and food preparation.

It’s also a great place to show children how the skills and knowledge they learn in their academic course have real life value. Kids sit in classes like math, physics, geography, English, and chemistry and often are given little to no appreciation of how those subjects are useful outside of the classroom. But, they are all useful in the kitchen and grocery store.

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