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Mr. Asa

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I was gonna say we had them when I graduated but then I remembered that was over 15 years ago, fml
When I left school they were just starting to attempt three or four different "career tracks" two were STEM and medical type basics, there was a home-ec hybridized with something else, business stuff maybe? and a traditional shop/ditch digger career path.

It was the same basic curriculum for everyone, but every year there were two additional classes in your path.
 
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I was gonna say we had them when I graduated but then I remembered that was over 15 years ago, fml
We had shop and home ec in middle school (or Jr. High, depending on how you prefer to call it), but I went to HS in a hoity-toity private school, and we were all future lawyers, doctors, and engineers, so there wasn't much focus on that.

The only exception was the theater department, where I used to build sets and props.

But yeah, that was 20 years ago for me.
 

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I went to a public school for one year and took a couple shop classes and two semesters of foreign languages, then returned to the catholic school that I had attended prior. Two years later, a guidance counselor informed me that the credits never carried over. That was pretty fucked up.
 
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Shop class was awesome. "I'm gonna build a kickass box to keep my chess pieces in"

Went to a hardware store. Bought kickass hardwood. Made a kickass box. And I don't ever play chess.
Our shop project was a 4-gun rack with a shelf on the bottom to put boxes of ammo on. Hung on the wall. No doors on it. No locks. Everything just out in the open.

It's probably illegal in some places now.

Home ec taught things like how to cook basic meals, make and follow a budget, and balance a checkbook.
 

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Our shop project was a 4-gun rack with a shelf on the bottom to put boxes of ammo on. Hung on the wall. No doors on it. No locks. Everything just out in the open.

It's probably illegal in some places now.

Home ec taught things like how to cook basic meals, make and follow a budget, and balance a checkbook.
I made me a candle holder and toolbox in welding. Strobe light in electronics. Everyone wanted 1st hour welding - smokin and tokin in your own little cubbie.