There are lots of required classes we've all had to take that seem pretty pointless. Most people won't use algebraic equations in their adult life, but students are still required to know them like the back of their hands. Finally, there is a new required high school course in North Carolina that will actually benefit students and give them a jump start on the adventures of adulting.

On Thursday (January 16), the North Carolina State Board of Education approved a mandatory course that all high school students must complete in order to graduate. 

Instead of students sticking their head in books about the periodic table of elements or memorizing the dates of Civil War battles, they will now learn the ins and outs of managing money.

Financial responsibility is something that literally everyone benefits from and adulthood can be a rude awakening if you have no idea how to handle your assets. After all, who doesn't love saving money?

Students will learn about credit and debit, taxes, W-4 and W-2 forms, budgeting, college grants, fraud, 401Ks, mortgages and more in the new personal finance course.

There are tons of history classes currently required and the new finance class, which will be implemented next school year, will replace an American history course. 

According to a Fox 35 Orlando article, students are actually super excited to take this useful course. 

Lots of positive commentary is coming through on Fox 35's recent Twitter post announcing the change. 

This user shows her support with an adorable GIF of a dog nodding with the caption, "YES."

Twitter is seeing an overwhelming amount of "yes" and lots of supporters who think the requirement should expand to all states. 

"ALL states should require it and more than one year of it," states this post.

Many are wondering why it even took so long for this addition to occur.

"Should have been done long ago," proclaims this user.

It seems like the primary concensus indicates that it's about time students take away something from school that they can actually apply to the real world.


 

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