Back to basics: universities now offer ‘adulting’ classes
He’s one of thousands of ‘adults in training’ across the country. Adulting classes for college students and postgrads have swelled in popularity in recent years, in part because many high schools have abandoned ‘life skills’ courses such as home economics, which were created to help students navigate the path to adulthood.
Why didn’t their parents teach them these skills? Because, according to many of the students, their parents emphasised academic achievement to the exclusion of almost everything else. As a result, universities are filled with students who aced their AP physics test but have no idea how to cook pasta without turning it into mush.
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