With all due respect.
When I was a freshman. (3rd form) I went to Public School (US version) They had two tracks. The University track (college track) and the track for those who intended not to go beyond High School. That track focused on Mechanical Drawing, wood shop metal shop, typing, home economics. I took advantage of those options to take typing and mechanical drawing before transferring to The Prep.
True, in part, about practical applications. US High Schools are supposed to "educate" students not train them.
English courses, teach students to communicate.
Math courses will prepare students for tech [read, math] Geometry, true, is valuable only to those students who intend to become architects or geometry teacher.
History, well.... "Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it." Santayana
Those who never learned history are doomed--Period!" Slim Fairview
The Quotations of Slim Fairview. © 2017
We also have the alternative: Vo-Tech. Vocational / Technical. Public Schools, Private Schools, and Vo-Tech schools can teach AI.
I became a website designer 1. January 2000. That career did not exist when I was at School or at University. And though it is very possible that what students learn today may still be viable when they turn 47, there may be careers that don't exist today. Op cit, Website designer.
Web design is not so much technology--I used Front Page 2000®--as it is design. This came from a semester of art at University and Art in Grammar School and High School.
People, today, have little concept of the education of the 50s and the 60s and cite what they don't know as a fictive device to advance their agenda.
Democracy - & the Fall of the Athenian Republic
Alexander Tyler & James Olson
Fall of the Athenian Republic
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