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Economics and medicine in general education
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Economics and medicine in general education
I have been thinking that economics and general medical knowledge should be mandatory in school and highschool

These two disciplines have a huge impact on our lives, yet the general public has little knowledge about them.

Economics is important in many regards: how not to be swindled, how to save money, etc.

And medicine: recognize symptoms, what types of test exist and that they tell you, how precise is a diagnosis, etc.

Of course, the people with the money don’t want you to know these things.
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#2
RE: Economics and medicine in general education
Those would be Economics and Biology. 

I seem to rremember those some 40+ years ago.....
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RE: Economics and medicine in general education
We had Consumer Economics (balancing chequebooks, credit, various kinds of accounts, etc) and Beginning/Advanced First Aid.

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RE: Economics and medicine in general education
We were shown old films in gym class.
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(May 28, 2019 at 6:01 am)wyzas Wrote: We were shown old films in gym class.

Reefer Madness?

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RE: Economics and medicine in general education
(May 28, 2019 at 7:46 am)onlinebiker Wrote:
(May 28, 2019 at 6:01 am)wyzas Wrote: We were shown old films in gym class.

Reefer Madness?

Tongue

That was in band class. This was gym.



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RE: Economics and medicine in general education
I'd rather see classes in critical thinking and study skills become mandatory first.
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RE: Economics and medicine in general education
we had economics classes and first aid classes that explain enough for you to be an army medic...

but we also had Peanut butter and jelly, trophies for winners only, P.E. eg dodge ball, kick ball foot ball king of the hill ect.. teacher that would beat your ass for being what most kids now are taught to be today. wood shop with a shop teacher missing at least 4 fingers between both hands. Mandatory showers after PE locker room hazing (tape a kid up head to toe with duct tape) only his junk hanging out and dump him off infront of the girls locker room. You could also smoke in school as well as chew tobacco, bring knives (under 10" lock folding knife to be carried in the pocket or on the belt only) I even brought a shot gun (got permission) to get welded up in my welding class.. had hunting rifles in the truck in the parking lot, and we had bad ass teachers.. One shop teacher broke up a fight got stabbed/cut deep and did not report the student, got stitched up and then told the kid it was him(teacher) and billy bad ass after school.. (billy did not have to show, but did) and the old WWII vet laid him out cold two quick jabs and a upper cut out of no where. crazy respect for the old man.. We asked what would happen if billy brough his knife back the old man said he would have been stupid to bring a knife to a gun fight... he didn't show us the gun but from then on we assumed the old man was carrying.

FIX the Deballing of the alpha male in school, and "we" will fix the rest.

(May 28, 2019 at 9:37 am)Jörmungandr Wrote: I'd rather see classes in critical thinking and study skills become mandatory first.

Planed/programed 'critical thinking' is anything but critical thinking.

I think.. we should identify those with the proclivity to think independently and work with those people to develop their own critical thought processes/ otherwise what you will  have is a bunch of people who only accept 'thought' that is processed a specific way. or in other words you train people to only identify with and accept specific propaganda pieces that are sourced or come prepackaged a different way. why? because critical thought true critical thought is not something taught but something augmented, feed and nurtured.

 meaning one has to have the natural inclination to first think objectively on their own. you can't teach independence objectivity by definition. meaning anything you teach will be your thoughts your propaganda and not one's own ability to generate and work out independent thought..

Ever wonder why we have so much difficult communicating at times? it is the difference between critical thinking and regulated/taught thought processes. You look for ideas and information to be vetted through a specific educational process rather than look at the information provided and for yourself determine or vett the information provided. rather you look at the package or the messenger rather than the message. So it is true with most 'modern critical thinkers.' Which is why so many of your peers spend so much time trying to destroy the character of someone who brings and idea you do not like, verses addressing content.

I do however agree that something should be done in the way of fostering those who in fact have the ability/inclination to think critically for far too often they have to figure it all out on their own.
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My daughter is about to go into HS and there are business economics and medical biology course tracks for her, so I believe they do have those, for exactly those purposes
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Oh and to add to my list they use to also teach how to write in cursive, read a analog clock and drive a stick shift in drivers ed!
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