Its unfortunate but change is scary to many because of the effort involved. Additionally, being able to admit that society has evolved and the way we are teaching children today isn't sufficient can be equally difficult to admit. I will say for that I had some classes growing up that did go into some life skills training such as Home Economics (cooking, sewing, etc), we learned to manage a budget and balance a checkbook, etc
Shareen recommends the following next steps:
- User free learning tools online, talk with adults you trust, gain as much real life knowledge as you can.