PTAN Retro Memory #10 – Home Economics and Shop Classes

Should we bring back Home Economics and Shop classes to schools?

Whatever happened to Home Economics and Shop classes?

Once upon a time, they were the norm, not the exception, and kids came away from school knowing how to cook, sew, build and repair. Not so much these days, when it’s easier to relegate chores to others, or to pay someone to make meals, clean and fix things around the house (or outside the house, like our car).

There’s something to be said for being self-reliant. Take a trip down memory lane with this edition of the PTAN Retro Memory that reminds us about the virtues of Home Economics and Shop classes .


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