If I could learn a trade I would learn something that everyone needs–like how to build a car from scratch or how to fly a jet airliner or how to cook nutritious food for a starving person. If our schools taught everyone to master a single skill instead of making generalists of everyone our society would run much more smoothly. I could cut your hair or give you a pedicure and you could snake my toilet. Instead our education system produces do-nothings who can read and write okay, but they don’t know which way to turn a screw! I mean when was the last time you called a “reader” to come over and read you something? Never!