Choices; we all make them everyday. Some of us learn from the poor choices that we’ve made in life. Some of us regret the choices that we’ve made. A lot of us understand the repercussions of the choices we have made. A lot of people don’t understand the repercussions at all.

I feel that there should be a mandatory class on decision making skills in school. I think that it should be in the primary grades and then again in junior high and high school.

Sure, in Social Studies you learn all about choices and decisions regarding economics, but it is based on price comparison methods. To a teenager it means nothing unless you put it in terms that they will understand, and even with that being said, it is still no assurance that they will make the right decisions in life.

I honestly feel that if we spent more time in educating our young on their decision making process, it would help our drop out rate in schools. It would affect the judicial system in the following ways: the police, the juvenile detention system, the prison system, court system, etc.

The thing that people need to understand is that not all parents teach their children good decision practices. Some parents do not have these skills themselves. So as a society it is our job to make sure that each child has these very important skills.

Let’s work together to make sure this is part of every child’s curriculum. We need to make sure that this is a priority for the Board of Education as well.

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