walkitout (walkitout) wrote,

home economics?

Family and consumer sciences?

Perhaps one of my readers who has recently wrapped up a junior high school and/or high school career or their parent(s) could answer a dumb question. Do schools have shop and/or home ec classes anymore? I recognize they aren't mandatory anymore (and haven't been for a long while), and they may have combined or metamorphosed and/or changed names, but basically I'm trying to find out if there are any classes in junior high or high school which attempt to teach kids how to do things like cook, sew, use wood or metalworking tools, etc. I know some schools have gardens and classes associated with them ranging from biology to cooking to nutrition and so forth.

And if home ec literally died, which decade did it in? Was it the nineties or the aughties?
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