May 30, 2007

YESTERDAY’S POST on giving kids hands-on skills raised the question of what to do about adults, many of whom never acquired the skills that people used to take for granted. That’s actually something that the Popular Mechanics folks are trying to address via their Skill Sets feature, complete with how-to instructions everything from how to hammer a nail properly to how to solder a circuit board. Many items include video.

Seems to me that we ought to bring back shop class as a requirement, too, for both sexes — along with Home Ec for both sexes.