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Sara , Keith , Toby 6/08, Nomi 4/10, Mona 1/12
Mama of three, lover, student rabbi, spoonie, friend, musician, narcoleptic, space muffin, pretty much a dragon. Crunchy like matzoh.
|Honestly, on the topic of things they should teach in school, I think it goes beyond just cooking and woodworking and mending, and such. There are modern skills that are vital too. How do rent an apartment, how to balance a checkbook, WHY to balance a checkbook, how to make a resume, how to get a job, how to set up a bank account (not a credit card but a bank account).... Honestly, all except the last two, I don't really know at all, and the second to last, despite having gotten a part time job in high school, now that I'm trying to find a job to support myself, I'm much shakier on. What kind of job am I qualified for? How do I get the seemingly impossible qualifications for the entry level jobs? How does an entry level job lead into something that I could actually stomach doing for most of my life? How do I really get that job, since it seems much harder now than it was then? How do I deal with the monotony of a boring job for years? That is what they need to be teaching in school, more than calculus, organic chemistry and us history.|