Americans Would Rather Learn To File Their Taxes Than Calculus
How much of what you learned in school do you actually use in the real world?
If you’re like most Americans, its not much.
A new survey found 84-percent of Americans were taught something as a child that they have never used once as an adult.
H&R Block commissioned the study.
Out of 2,000 people polled, 87% wished they were taught how to do their taxes in school instead of calculus.
When asked to pick between algebra or a class that taught how to make repairs around the house, only 17% picked algebra.
Here are the top 5 skills Americans wished they learned in school:
– Money management and budgeting
– How to properly do taxes
– How to manage mental well-being
– Understanding credit and student loans
– How to negotiate
Here are the top 5 useless things Americans say they were taught in school:
– The Pythagorean theorem
– Knowing PI is 3.14
– The Periodic table of elements
– The types of rocks
– The difference between protons, neutrons, and electrons