I think people forget what college originally was for, which was to prepare upper class men for careers in law and the clergy if they weren’t going into the military or going to be king. Obviously, the role of college and the university has evolved, but it was never the point for any uni to teach practical life skills, nor should it. IMO, it’s a place of higher learning, research and so on. My middle and high schools had mandatory home economics (cooking, cleaning, clothes mending, sewing), shop (wood, electric and metal), civics (the rights and responsibilities of citizens, the Constitution, what propaganda is), and life skills classes. I graduated high school with a basic knowledge of how the stock market works, how to write a check, how to apply for and get an apartment, how to get and handle credit, etc. I’m dismayed to see that that wasn’t and isn’t done in every school district. Not all young people are going to college, and not all parents know enough to teach these things to their kids. It behooves us as a society to make sure this knowledge is taught. This is the sort of thing I’m expecting part of my taxes to pay for.