Students in Michigan will be back in the classroom in just a few short weeks.

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They will be learning about different subjects such as math, science, history, social studies, and many more that will serve them well.

But I believe there are some essential skills that are not being taught in most Michigan schools and should be.

All Students In Michigan Should Be Taught These 5 Real Life Skills

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I've picked out five things that all Michigan schools should teach kids.

Laundry:  I understand you're supposed to look at the tags and read if things go in Hot or Cold water and how to dry them.

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But when it comes to doing it I seem to mess something up every single time and have my wife Lindsey ready to kill me because I shrank another one of her shirts.

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Cooking: I'm not talking about putting a pizza in the oven, or making a Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich together.

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I'm talking about knowing how to cook things such as chicken to the correct temperature so you don't get sick.

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I think I had a Little Caesars Hot N' Ready almost every night in my early 20s because it was cheap and easy and I didn't have to cook it.

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Car Maintenance: There are a lot of things that would be nice to know about owning and maintaining a car.

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I learned how to change my oil by watching a Youtube video.

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But whenever my check engine light goes off and I head into a repair shop they see dollar signs because I have no clue if what they're telling me needs to be done is really necessary or if I'm just being taken for a sucker.

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Budgeting: I'm actually pretty good with money but that's because my parents were not and it caused a lot of stress in my life as a child.

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I remember going through bankruptcy and I remember losing our house after my dad died.

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Too many people I know and care about are in massive credit card debt and have no clue about how to budget and are just stuck in a seemingly endless cycle.

How To Drive: I'm amazed every time I hop on the highway in Michigan and see drivers that don't know how to merge onto a highway.

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Also, so many people don't know what a turn signal is.

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And the biggest thorn in my side is people that don't know how to properly merge when two lanes become one.

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Instead, they try to play traffic cop and block people from going to the end and merging so that the traffic keeps flowing.

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What do you think? Is there something you think students in Michigan should be taught?

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