Wow are you all a bunch of bots? You think the school system from the 1500s would uphold today? Do you know how many changes needed to be made along the way to get where we are today? My school didnt offer any kind of economics or business courses until your junior year of high school and they were optional. Being able to thrive in the current economic is more important than just about anything besides math and science. It should absolutely be required so that kids can effectively join our society upon graduating high school without having to do any external learning. The whole point of going to school should be to learn everything we need to survive and make a living for ourselves.