is cooking useful in furthering a kids knowledge? to some extent yes but then some other important subject will suffer. i learned cooking by cooking.. anyone can do that.. i can't even fathom how boring a class about cooking would be
Well, yes I think it does. I won't deny, cooking classes when I had them at school were not exciting but I think that at school kids find a lot of subjects boring. I basically learned cooking by cooking too but many kids won't do that. School would give them a basic start. I hope.
OK, other subjects may suffer but who really says they are more important. The current English idea is one hour a week for one term. I think that's a start at least.
you nailed it why it won't really help.. the kid (eventual adult) will not have time to cook either.
I work a long, hard week but still have time for cooking on my days off. Plus sometimes in the evening after work, it's relaxing to cook something from scratch, concentrating on cooking something can break the stress of the day. Anyway, that's slightly off-topic.
I think there's a place in education for learning the basic skills of cooking.