I am bewildered by the high school curricula in our school district. It seems to be slanted towards sports and technical classes for some reason. Now, I have nothing against tech classes…everyone should know how to use a computer, but it shouldn’t be the main focus of high school that it appears to be.
Back in the dark ages (when I attended high school) we had a curricula that was termed “classical”. We had all the main courses of instruction, and then several that were more esoteric…things like art appreciation..or music theory….we had fine arts classes in sculpture and painting…..or musical instruments.
We had home economics, library sciences, metal shops, woodworking and automotive repair.
My grand daughter, who is a freshman takes the following classes:
Geography, and finally
That’s three tech classes for Pete’s sake! I asked her this morning if she didn’t want to take an art or music class and she said “we don’t have art classes and the only music is marching band”. They don’t have art classes? NO ART?
So, of course, I now have yet another bee in my bonnet to rage about. I guess annoying my state senators and congressmen wasn’t enough, I now will be annoying the school board!