Like really, if we don't need to know the stuff because we don't plan on using it, why should we be forced to learn it?
Same goes for pretty much any other subject. I think that through and up to maybe first couple grades of high school, we should be taught this stuff and after that focus on specific areas that we are interested in, or continue to have a more generalized education. I mean really, I wanna be a writer, so I don't really need to know about quadratic equations. Case in point here is that it is useless information I will never bring up at dinner parties.
So we should just like, have more focused schools that way. It'd be better.