Maine Schools Might Make Home Economics and Shop Mandatory Again
If you're of a certain age, you might remember learning how to build a birdhouse and bake a cake as part of your high school education in classes that no longer are required today. The State of Maine is looking at a measure to change that.
According to WCSH 6, a new bill being proposed in Augusta would make home economics and industrial arts, also called shop, required classes in order to graduate from high school. The state dropped the requirement over over 10 years ago but there's a greater demand today for workers in trade industries such as construction.
Kids today don't get these basic skills taught in school, but maybe it's time to fix that? What do you think? Let us know by taking our poll and leave your comments below or on Facebook.