Back when I was in high school, I didn't learn how to open a bank account, rent an apartment, or any other money related stuff. Also, just only recently have I heard about books such as Think and Grow Rich, The Richest Man in Babylon, and How to Win Friends and Influence People. Want to know what I did learn? A bunch of useless crap that I don't even remember anymore. So when you consider how much time was spent in school learning and at home doing homework, it was a VERY VERY BAD ROI (Return On Investment). No wonder I was so clueless when I moved out at 17. I wasn't ready for what was going to happen in the real world. Definitely don't want to go through it ever again. I haven't been to college so I don't know what they teach you in college. But I believe the ultimate goal of school is to teach you how to follow orders and get a job. But they don't teach you how to run your own business. Do you want a job or your own business?