What you WISHED you learned in school.

Remember those classes from school that you knew you'd never use in real life? Here are some classes we WISH we'd had!

A majority of Americans wish they had learned more about personal finance while in school. A survey by H&R Block found that 57 percent of respondents wish they had learned about money management and budgeting while in high school and 84 percent said  there are things they learned in school that they have never had to use in real life.

According to the survey, these are the Top 10 Skills Americans Wish They Learned in School:

  1. Money management and budgeting -- 57%
  2. How to properly do taxes -- 44%
  3. How to manage emotional/mental well being -- 42%
  4. Understanding credit and student loans -- 39%
  5. How to negotiate -- 39%
  6. Time management -- 35%
  7. Household repairs -- 34%
  8. How to make conversation/personal relationship skills -- 33%
  9. Car repair and maintenance -- 31%
  10. How to find a job -- 30%

The Top 10 Useless Things Americans Say They Learned in School:

  1. Pythagorean theorem -- 48%
  2. Knowing PI is 3.14 -- 40%
  3. Periodic table -- 40%
  4. The types of rocks -- 37%
  5. The difference between protons, neutrons, and electrons -- 37%
  6. Mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell -- 35%
  7. Naming the presidents in order -- 35%
  8. Osmosis -- 32%
  9. How to make paper snowflakes -- 30%
  10. Photosynthesis -- 30% (SWNS)

 

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