Teenagers should be taught basic politics and basic financial management

August 2, 2016, 1:03 pm

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The debate "Teenagers should be taught basic politics and basic financial management" was started by StubSloth on August 2, 2016, 1:03 pm. 42 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 3 people are on the disagree side. That might be enough to see the common perception. It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.

Nemiroff posted 3 arguments, StubSloth posted 4 arguments, Zuhayr posted 2 arguments, Blue_ray posted 1 argument, MathDebating01 posted 1 argument to the agreers part.
JakobBoghora posted 1 argument to the disagreers part.

StubSloth, Nemiroff, wdz, peaceguy, jack_tim_45, ototoxic, Blue_ray, Zuhayr, conversebrute, SwaggerPoptart, danielle, John_Roel, arisa, moneybagboyz, Austin7779, BBQonions, harshita, Rajat, nellie11iah, human, Jericho and 21 visitors agree.
JakobBoghora, beatrice, dalton7532 disagree.

MathDebating01
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But need to be educated

2 years, 10 months ago
Zuhayr
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Yes but you also need to learn about financial problems, mostly it will occur in your life, and you won't know anything about financial. You missed financial, financial is one of the most important things in lifetime without money how can you eat? And many more...

2 years, 10 months ago

iam a teenager of 15 and i dont find an need to teach politics in school. instead teach us about fair politics.

2 years, 10 months ago

Yes, it will be helpful for the teenagers to learn the basic financial management cause it depends on in the age, they are and they go straightly for jobs, financial can help also... Financial is need in every job, most every. Politics I don't suggest much but it's okay. Learning everything won't cause people anything, instead of making progress to their knowledge. Everything will be needed once!

2 years, 10 months ago
StubSloth
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That is a good point. Teachers would have to try to teach the theory and facts without bias or enforcing there own opinions - something I agree would be hard for strongly opinionated teachers to do and for management to enforce. However, I still think it is necessary for teenagers to understand things like government structure, tax, interest, loans, stocks, inflation, mortgages and what different political parties stand for. The hard bit would be doing this in a way that allows people to still form their own opinion.

2 years, 10 months ago

People should not be indoctrinated.

2 years, 10 months ago
StubSloth
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Of course! We need to teach the leaders of the future respect, empathy, analytic and critical thinking and the ability to see a situation from all sides while retaining your own opinion.

2 years, 10 months ago

cultural knowledge is important too, but I agree with everything you are saying.

2 years, 10 months ago
StubSloth
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Exactly!

2 years, 10 months ago
StubSloth
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I was thinking along the lines of how governments work so that citizens of a country actually understand how the country is run.

I'm so fed up of learning useless things like the history of different music genres and then not understanding the stock market or mortgages. It just seems ridiculous!

2 years, 10 months ago

we need to start teaching critical thinking #1

2 years, 10 months ago

I'd guess he means how an election works. who represents you, that sort if thing. of course that's a guess.

2 years, 10 months ago

oh hell yeah. not sure what basic politics means, but definitely some financial management.

2 years, 10 months ago
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